Measures active in Congress or state legislatures
that we are opposing  in our
"Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud" campaign


 

Measures That Require Urgent Attention:

Alabama-HJR23 This measure has already passed its house of origin. HJR23 passed Alabama's House on a voice vote-on the same day as a supposed committee hearing and only 2 days after the Alabama Legislature opened!! It went to the Senate Rules committee and was to be discussed on 1/16/18. And 9 days later, it passed the Senate!! However, it must now be signed by the Governor, Kay Ivey, in order to take effect. You can write to the Governor from her website only-we've been assured they read the messages in a timely manner. They said you can't send links or attachments. If you can, please fill out the form online (it takes out-of-state letters) and write Gov. Kay Ivey (ASAP!) and ask her to VETO HJR23: http://216.226.177.218/forms/contact.aspx
Arizona-HCR2024 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. Its House committee passed HCR2024!! Let's keep Arizona off the Term-Limits-Con-con train!! Contact the House members and tell them why to VOTE 'NO' on HCR2024!
Arizona-SCR1005 This measure had a hearing before the Senate Government Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 24! But then on Feb. 7, they voted to pass it as amended--and the amendment was to "Strike everything"!! So, we'll have to see what they've actually put in the bill at this point... Stay tuned~
Georgia-SR195 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure was passed by its Senate committee on 2/17! And on 3/9, it passed the Senate! Now it's in the House Rules Committee (see link). CONTACT EVERY MEMBER, tell them to vote NO on HR217 and SR195!! Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.
Illinois-HJR0018 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HJR0032 It had a committee hearing Thursday, Mar. 30; and the Executive Committee recommended it be adopted! But it was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. ANYWAY, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HR0054 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HR0110 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Iowa-HJR12 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one is to replace (for some reason) HJR11. And since HJR11 had made it through committee, this one has also, and went right onto the House calendar -- and on Mar. 15, the House passed it!! The next day, after being received in the Senate, it became "attached to similar Senate Joint Resolution 8". The latter measure has already passed its Senate committee once--but had to go back there, when the 2017 Regular Session ended. So, BE WATCHING BOTH these measures, and contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!
Iowa-SJR8 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. This measure was on the regular calendar in the Senate, and could have been read again on the Senate floor at any time, up to the last day of the session -- which came on April 22. At that point, it was returned to the same committee. It was carried over to 2018; and on Jan. 9 it was assigned to a subcommittee consisting of Feenstra, Bisignano, and Chapman! And on Feb. 1, that subcommittee RECOMMENDED PASSAGE!! On Feb. 13 it had a hearing before the full committee; and the next day, the committee recommended passage! CONTACT EVERY MEMBER OF THE SENATE, and tell them "VOTE NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!"
Kansas-SCR1611 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. This measure had a hearing on Wed., Feb. 14; and on Feb. 22, the committee recommended passing the bill as amended!! CONTACT EVERY MEMBER OF THE SENATE, and tell them why they should VOTE NO on SCR1611!!
Maine-HP1232 There was a 3-hour hearing on Feb. 7, 2018. There was another Feb 14 at 10:30 am in Cross Building, Room 214. As of then, they "Anticipated Divided Report: The Committee vote has not yet been finalized but so far it looks like a Divided Report is expected". Contact all the committee memnbers, tell them to dump HP1232 !!!
Maine-HP1251 There was a public hearing on Feb. 21, 2018: so far, the committee has not reported the measure out. Contact all the committee memnbers, tell them to dump HP1251 !!!
Maryland-HJ0004 This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!
Maryland-HJ0006 This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!
Maryland-HJ0011 This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Mar. 5, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!
Maryland-SJ0007 This measure had a hearing Feb. 8, 2018! Contact the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee members, and tell them why to VOTE NO on both SJ7 and SJ8!!
Maryland-SJ0008 This measure had a hearing Feb. 8, 2018! Contact the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee members, and tell them why to VOTE NO on both SJ7 and SJ8!!
Massachusetts-H1926 There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!
Massachusetts-H1929 There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!
Massachusetts-S401 Please note: this measure had a hearing by its joint committee (see link) on Thursday, Oct. 12! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!!
Michigan-HJRV This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure was introduced Sept. 12, and passed committee the next day! It was on the Calendar of the full House for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018!! Please contact ALL Michigan representatives (http://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmRepList.aspx?all=true), and say VOTE NO on HJRV!!
Minnesota-HF2690 This measure has already passed its house of origin.
Nebraska-LR268 Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 PM (Room 1507). Contact all the committee members (see link)!!
Nebraska-LR6 This measure is through with committees, and a floor vote is imminent. This measure had a committee hearing Feb 1 ! And on Feb. 27, the committee passed it! Remember, Nebraska's legislature has only ONE HOUSE -- so this is ALREADY ON THE VERGE OF PASSAGE! And, although Nebraska's 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact ALL NEBRASKA SENATORS!!!
New Hampshire-HCR10 On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"
New Hampshire-HCR12 On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"
New Hampshire-HJR4 On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"
North Carolina-S36 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure is sister to H.44. It was rushed through two committees on April 25 and 26 -- to beat the Crossover Deadline of April 27. Then, around 9 pm on April 26, it was passed by the whole Senate, in a rush of bills trying to beat that deadline. Now we must stop it in the House -- where are chances are better. The House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House approved it on June 28. It was voted down, 53-59, on its Second Reading; however, later the same day (June 29), someone called for a Reconsideration, and the vote for having a Reconsideration passed. But THEN, the measure was "withdrawn from the calendar", and re-referred to the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House! The "long session" of this legislature (i.e. the 2017 regular session) has now adjourned. Nevertheless, this measure will be taken up again next year; so we should Hit those committee members HARD with arguments against an Article V Con-con!!
Ohio-HJR2 It had a hearing TUESDAY, MARCH 7, at 4:00 PM!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. The second hearing was on Mar. 14th!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its THIRD hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 21, and also at its FOURTH hearing, Mar. 28!! CONTACT ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, NOW, tell them to VOTE NO on HJR 2!!!
Ohio-SJR1 It had a 2nd hearing Wednesday, MARCH 8!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. Then it had a 3rd hearing, before the same committee, Wednesday, March 15!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its 4th hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 22!! NOW IT'S SCHEDULED FOR A 5th HEARING: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30 PM, Finance Hearing Room. CONTACT ALL MEMBERS OF ITS CURRENT COMMITTEE (see link), tell them to VOTE NO on SJR 1!!!
Oklahoma-HB1434 This one was due for a hearing at its committee's meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM in ROOM 412C. Please note: although the 2017 regular session has ended, all measures in Oklahoma carry over to the second year; so we need to keep watching this measure.
South Carolina-S0547 A subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee was to hear the measure on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- but heard it (again?) on Wednesday, April 26!! And although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018! Contact the committee members (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php), and say "Vote NO on S.547!!"
Tennessee-HJR0124 The measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Now it is in that State Government Committee, waiting for a next hearing date!! CONTACT ALL members of the latter committee, and say, VOTE NO on HJR0124!! Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.
Tennessee-SJR0009 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one PASSED the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 31, 8-1-0!! And as amended, it passed the Senate (on 2/6, 27 to 3). Then the measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Next it was scheduled to be heard by that committee, the House State Government Committee, on Mar. 7 at 12:00 noon -- and GOOD NEWS, they voted to "Defer to Summer Study in State Government Committee"!! Keep contacting that committee's members!!! Please note, this measure is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention", to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.
West Virginia-SCR3 This measure has already passed its house of origin. It was up for a hearing on March 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m.! And the committee voted it "be adopted" -- which the Senate did, on March 9, by voice vote!! Now we must STOP IT IN THE HOUSE!! On Mr. 10, it went to the House Judiciary Committee (see link)!!! CONTACT ALL the committee's members!!! Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.
Wisconsin-SJR18 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure was heard Tuesday Mar. 28 -- and it was considered, in Executive Session, on Thursday, Mar. 30. Unfortunately, the committee recommended it be passed!! Contact all the senators: "Vote NO on SJR18!!!" (http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/legislators/senate)
 

Measures whose posts we created or updated in the last 3 weeks:

 

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Alabama

HJR23

   Description: CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO LIMIT 9 TERMS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2018-01-11

   Status page: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/Alison/SESSBillStatusResult.ASPX?BILL=HJR23&WIN_TYPE=BillResult

   Text of measure: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2018RS/PrintFiles/HJR23-int.pdf

   Notes: HJR23 passed Alabama's House on a voice vote-on the same day as a supposed committee hearing and only 2 days after the Alabama Legislature opened!! It went to the Senate Rules committee and was to be discussed on 1/16/18. And 9 days later, it passed the Senate!! However, it must now be signed by the Governor, Kay Ivey, in order to take effect. You can write to the Governor from her website only-we've been assured they read the messages in a timely manner. They said you can't send links or attachments. If you can, please fill out the form online (it takes out-of-state letters) and write Gov. Kay Ivey (ASAP!) and ask her to VETO HJR23: http://216.226.177.218/forms/contact.aspx


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Alaska

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Arizona

HCR2010

   Description: Article V convention; electoral college; applies to the Congress of the United States to call a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to eliminate the process by which electors meet in their respective states to vote by ballot for the President and Vice President of the United States

   Date introduced: 2018-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/70052

   Committee it's currently in: The House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee: pick this House committee from the dropdown menus at https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/CommitteeOverView?SessionID=119

   Text of measure: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/2R/bills/HCR2010P.htm


HCR2024

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set term limits for United States Representatives and United States Senators

   Date introduced: 2018-01-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/70399

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm in HHR 4

   Text of measure: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/2R/bills/HCR2024P.htm

   Notes: Its House committee passed HCR2024!! Let's keep Arizona off the Term-Limits-Con-con train!! Contact the House members and tell them why to VOTE 'NO' on HCR2024!


SCR1005

   Description: PPLYING TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO SET TERM LIMITS FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES AND UNITED STATES SENATORS

   Date introduced: 2018-01-11

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/70066

   Committee it's currently in: Look up the Government Committee at https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/CommitteeOverView?SessionID=119

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.azleg.gov/agendas/01240115119.pdf

   Text of measure: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/2R/bills/SCR1005P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a hearing before the Senate Government Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 24! But then on Feb. 7, they voted to pass it as amended--and the amendment was to "Strike everything"!! So, we'll have to see what they've actually put in the bill at this point... Stay tuned~


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Arkansas

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Georgia

HR217

   Description: A RESOLUTION requesting that the United States Congress call a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate; and for other purposes.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/HR/217

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=109&Session=25

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/164730.pdf

   Notes: Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.


SR195

   Description: A RESOLUTION requesting that the United States Congress call a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate; and for other purposes.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-03-09

   Status page: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SR/195

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=109&Session=25

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=15125

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/164811.pdf

   Notes: This measure was passed by its Senate committee on 2/17! And on 3/9, it passed the Senate! Now it's in the House Rules Committee (see link). CONTACT EVERY MEMBER, tell them to vote NO on HR217 and SR195!! Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.


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Hawaii

HCR5

   Description: Urging The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=5&year=2018

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=LMG&year=2018

   Text of measure: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HCR5_.htm

   Notes: On Feb. 8, it was sent to the House Legislative Management (LMG) Committee, to be followed by the Judiciary (JUD) Committee and (if successful) the Finance (FIN) Committee.


HR7

   Description: Urging The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HR&billnumber=7&year=2018

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=LMG&year=2018

   Text of measure: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HR7_.htm

   Notes: On Feb. 8, it was sent to the House Legislative Management (LMG) Committee, to be followed by the Judiciary (JUD) Committee and (if successful) the Finance (FIN) Committee.


SCR33

   Description: URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

   Date introduced: 2018-03-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=33&year=2018&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

   Text of measure: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SCR33_.htm


SR16

   Description: Urging The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-03-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SR&billnumber=16&year=2018

   Text of measure: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SR16_.htm


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Idaho

HCR032

   Description: A concurrent resolution stating findings of the legislature and applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention of the states pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution for specific and limited purposes relating to the reduction of the abuse of power by the federal government; adopting certain reservations, understandings and declarations limiting the application; and adopting certain selection criteria for commissioners as well as limitations upon their authority

   Date introduced: 2018-01-26

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2018/legislation/HCR032/

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2018/standingcommittees/HSTA/

   Text of measure: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2018/legislation/HCR032.pdf

   Notes: HCR032 was heard before the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 6th and the next day also. And...GREAT NEWS!!! The committee voted 5-10 to DUMP this resolution!! GREAT WORK, IDAHO!!!!


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Illinois

HJR0018

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-26

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=18&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HJR&LegID=101144&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HJR/10000HJ0018.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HJR0032

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-16

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=32&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HJR&LegID=105964&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?HearingID=14634&CommitteeID=1900

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HJR/10000HJ0032.htm

   Notes: It had a committee hearing Thursday, Mar. 30; and the Executive Committee recommended it be adopted! But it was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. ANYWAY, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HR0054

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-25

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=54&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=100887&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HR/10000HR0054.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HR0110

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=110&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=103629&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HR/10000HR0110.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


SJR0001

   Description: Makes application to Congress for the calling of a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1&GAID=14&DocTypeID=SJR&LegID=98901&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1940

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/SJR/10000SJ0001.htm

   Notes: This calls for a convention to propose a term-limits amendment. On Feb. 1, it was sent to the Senate Executive Committee; then on Feb. 9, to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments; and referred on Aug. 4, automatically, to the Assignments Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact the committee's members!!


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Indiana

SJR0014

   Description: Applies to Congress for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution. Provides that such a convention be limited to proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide that Congress shall pass no bill, and no bill shall become law, which embraces more than one subject, that subject to be clearly expressed in the bill's title

   Date introduced: 2018-01-10

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/resolutions/senate/joint/14

   Committee it's currently in: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/committees/rules_and_legislative_procedure_4700

   Text of measure: http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/6/0/b/b/60bbd134/SJ0014.01.INTR.pdf


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Iowa

HJR12

   Description: A joint resolution calling for an Article V convention in order to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2017-03-15

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR12&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=702

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/HJR12.pdf

   Notes: This one is to replace (for some reason) HJR11. And since HJR11 had made it through committee, this one has also, and went right onto the House calendar -- and on Mar. 15, the House passed it!! The next day, after being received in the Senate, it became "attached to similar Senate Joint Resolution 8". The latter measure has already passed its Senate committee once--but had to go back there, when the 2017 Regular Session ended. So, BE WATCHING BOTH these measures, and contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!


HJR8

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the call of a constitutional convention in order to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow Congress and the states to prohibit or otherwise regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR8&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=689

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/HJR8.pdf

   Notes: This measure has missed the committee deadline for 2017 -- but it will be carried over to 2018.


SJR5

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the call of a constitutional convention in order to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow Congress and the states to prohibit or otherwise regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR5&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=702

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR5&ga=87

   Notes: This measure has missed the committee deadline for 2017 -- but it will be carried over to 2018.


SJR8

   Description: A joint resolution applying for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR8&ga=87

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/subCommitteeAssignments?groupID=702&ga=87

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/SJR8.pdf

   Notes: This measure was on the regular calendar in the Senate, and could have been read again on the Senate floor at any time, up to the last day of the session -- which came on April 22. At that point, it was returned to the same committee. It was carried over to 2018; and on Jan. 9 it was assigned to a subcommittee consisting of Feenstra, Bisignano, and Chapman! And on Feb. 1, that subcommittee RECOMMENDED PASSAGE!! On Feb. 13 it had a hearing before the full committee; and the next day, the committee recommended passage! CONTACT EVERY MEMBER OF THE SENATE, and tell them "VOTE NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!"


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Kansas

HCR5005

   Description: Making application to the U.S. congress to call a convention of the states

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/hcr5005/

   Committee it's currently in: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_fed_st_1/

   Text of measure: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/hcr5005_00_0000.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing on Monday, February 13, 2017, 09:00 AM, before the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. On Feb. 15 a member moved to recommend the measure for favorable passage; a voice vote was held, and--GOOD NEWS--13 voted against the measure, with only 9 in favor!! (See http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_fed_st_1/documents/minutes/20170215.pdf. Kansas's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.)


SCR1611

   Description: Making application to the U.S. Congress to call a Convention of the States; A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION making application to the Congress of the United States under provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-02-06

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/scr1611/

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_s_fed_st_1/documents/agenda/weekly/20180218.pdf

   Text of measure: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/scr1611_00_0000.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing on Wed., Feb. 14; and on Feb. 22, the committee recommended passing the bill as amended!! CONTACT EVERY MEMBER OF THE SENATE, and tell them why they should VOTE NO on SCR1611!!


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Kentucky

HJR119

   Description: Submit an application to Congress to call a convention of the states of the United States of America, in accordance with Article V of the United States Constitution, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-31

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HJR119.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HJ119/bill.pdf


HJR12

   Description: Apply to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government and that limit the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government

   Date introduced: 2018-01-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HJR12.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HJ12/bill.pdf

   Notes: On Jan. 11, this measure was "withdrawn"--possibly because it duplicated other resolutions (e.g., HJR8) introduced in the House.


HJR47

   Description: Apply to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government, that limit the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government, and that limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HJR47.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HJ47/bill.pdf

   Notes: On Jan. 11, this measure was "withdrawn"--possibly because it duplicated other resolutions (e.g., HJR8) introduced in the House.


HJR8

   Description: Apply to Congress Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and that limit the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government

   Date introduced: 2018-01-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HJR8.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HJ8/bill.pdf

   Notes: This measure was "withdrawn" on Jan. 18--right after another Convention of States measure was introduced (HJR 81).


HJR81

   Description: Apply to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government, that limit the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government, and that limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-17

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HJR81.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HJ81/bill.pdf


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Louisiana

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Maine

HP1232

   Description: JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS

   Date introduced: 2018-01-16

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP1232&snum=128

   Committee it's currently in: http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Committees/SLG

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Feb 7, 2018, 9:15am; enter that date in the text box at http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/phwksched.html?CODE=SLG&snum=128

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billtexts/HP123201.asp

   Notes: There was a 3-hour hearing on Feb. 7, 2018. There was another Feb 14 at 10:30 am in Cross Building, Room 214. As of then, they "Anticipated Divided Report: The Committee vote has not yet been finalized but so far it looks like a Divided Report is expected". Contact all the committee memnbers, tell them to dump HP1232 !!!


HP1251

   Description: Joint resolution making application to the congress of the United States calling a constitutional convention under Article V of the United States Constitution limited to proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget

   Date introduced: 2018-01-25

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP1251&snum=128

   Committee it's currently in: http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Committees/SLG

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP1251&snum=128

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billtexts/HP125101.asp

   Notes: There was a public hearing on Feb. 21, 2018: so far, the committee has not reported the measure out. Contact all the committee memnbers, tell them to dump HP1251 !!!


SP667

   Description: JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

   Date introduced: 2018-01-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/display_ps.asp?snum=128&paper=SP0667&PID=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Committees/VLA

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billtexts/SP066701.asp

   Notes: The good word is that this one "Died Between Houses, Feb 13, 2018"!!!


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Maryland

HJ0004

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that limits the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. Senate

   Date introduced: 2018-01-29

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=03&id=hj0004&tab=subject3&ys=2018rs

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=hru&stab=02&ys=2018RS

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=03&id=hru&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/hj/hj0004F.pdf

   Notes: This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!


HJ0006

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government and for the members of the U.S. Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-02-01

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=02&id=hj0006&tab=subject3&ys=2018rs

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=hru&stab=02&ys=2018RS

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=03&id=hru&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/hj/hj0006f.pdf

   Notes: This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!


HJ0011

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that affirms every citizen's individual right to vote, reserves constitutional rights to natural persons, and authorizes regulation of contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections

   Date introduced: 2018-02-09

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=hj0011&tab=subject3&ys=2018rs

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=hru&stab=02&ys=2018RS

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=03&id=hru&tab=subject7&ys=2018RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/hj/hj0011f.pdf

   Notes: This measure is to have a hearing on Monday, Mar. 5, 2018, at 3:00 PM!! Contact the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (see link)!!!


SJ0007

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that affirms every citizen's individual right to vote, reserves constitutional rights to natural persons, and authorizes regulation of contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections

   Date introduced: 2018-01-24

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?id=sj0007&stab=01&pid=billpage&tab=subject3&ys=2018rs

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=ehe&stab=02&ys=2018RS

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=03&id=ehe&tab=subject3&ys=2018RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/sj/sj0007F.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing Feb. 8, 2018! Contact the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee members, and tell them why to VOTE NO on both SJ7 and SJ8!!


SJ0008

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government and for the members of the U.S. Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-25

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?id=sj0008&stab=01&pid=billpage&tab=subject3&ys=2018rs

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=ehe&stab=02&ys=2018RS

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&stab=03&id=ehe&tab=subject3&ys=2018RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/sj/sj0008F.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing Feb. 8, 2018! Contact the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee members, and tell them why to VOTE NO on both SJ7 and SJ8!!


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Massachusetts

H1926

   Description: An Act for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1926

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2821

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1926

   Notes: There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!


H1929

   Description: Resolutions calling on Article V of the United States Constitution for the convening of a convention of the states.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1929

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2821

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1929

   Notes: There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!


S2243

   Description: Resolutions for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-18

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2243

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/S29/190

   Text of measure: This link downloads the text: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2243.pdf

   Notes: This resolution replaces S.379. The Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs introduced and approved it on Jan. 18, 2018; from there it was referred to the Senate Rules Committee. Like S.379, this measure is conditional: it specifies that "if Congress does not propose this constitutional amendment within 6 months of the passage of this bill, then this bill constitutes a petition by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, to the Congress to call a limited Convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing Amendments, as previously described herein, to the Constitution of the United States ...".


S379

   Description: An Act for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S379

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/190

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S379

   Notes: In Jan. 2018, S.2273 replaced S.379.


S401

   Description: An Act relative to the application for a convention of the states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S401

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J15/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2768

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S401

   Notes: Please note: this measure had a hearing by its joint committee (see link) on Thursday, Oct. 12! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!!


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Michigan

HJRV

   Description: A joint resolution applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-09-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rylkfvd25cx0edjerq44htpw))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectName=2017-HJR-V

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billanalysis/House/htm/2017-HLA-HJRV-2F9D7DA3.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2017-HIJR-V.htm

   Notes: The measure was introduced Sept. 12, and passed committee the next day! It was on the Calendar of the full House for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018!! Please contact ALL Michigan representatives (http://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmRepList.aspx?all=true), and say VOTE NO on HJRV!!


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Minnesota

HF2690

   Description: A resolution memorializing Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution to impose fiscal constraints on the federal government, limit power, and limit terms of office

   Date introduced: 2017-05-18

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2017-05-18

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF2690&ssn=0&y=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=90011

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF2690&version=0&session_year=2017&session_number=0


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Mississippi

HC31

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION OF THE STATES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS LIMITED TO BALANCING THE FEDERAL BUDGET; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-15

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/HC/HC0031.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/HC/HC0031IN.htm


HC56

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying To The United States Congress To Call A Convention Of The States Under The Provisions Of Article V Of The United States Constitution For The Purpose Of Proposing Amendments Limited To Imposing Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government And Limiting The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government; And For Related Purposes

   Date introduced: 2018-02-05

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/HC/HC0056.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/HC/HC0056IN.htm


SC509

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying For A United States Constitution Article V Amendments Convention Specifically Relating To The Federal Debt And To Congressional Term Limits.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/SC/SC0509.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/SC/SC0509IN.htm


SC510

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying For A United States Constitution Article V Amendments Convention Specifically Relating To A Federal Balanced Budget Requirement

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/SC/SC0510.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/SC/SC0510IN.htm


SC511

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution To The Congress Of The United States Urging Congress To Call An Article V Convention For The Purpose Of Proposing An Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States To Provide That Every Law Enacted By Congress Shall Embrace Only One Subject, Which Shall Be Clearly Expressed In Its Title

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/SC/SC0511.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/SC/SC0511IN.htm


SC548

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying To The Congress Of The United States To Call An Amendment Convention Of The States Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-15

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/SC/SC0548.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2018/html/SC/SC0548IN.htm


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Missouri

HCR55

   Description: Applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR55&year=2018&code=R

   Committee it's currently in: https://house.mo.gov/committees.aspx?category=all&committee=1806&year=2018&code=R&cluster=true

   Text of measure: https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/4650H.02I.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a public hearing on Feb. 13, 2018. Contact the committee members (see link), and tell them why to Vote NO on HCR55!


HCR61

   Description: Applies to the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-04

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR61&year=2018&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/4651H.01I.pdf


SCR32

   Description: This resolution requests Congress to call an Article V Convention of the states to propose certain amendments to the United States Constitution which regulate elections

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/18info/BTS_Web/Actions.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=71206905

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.senate.mo.gov/RJRR/

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/18info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=71206905


SCR40

   Description: Applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-02-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/18info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=73322738

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.senate.mo.gov/RJRR/

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/18info/pdf-bill/intro/SCR40.pdf


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Montana

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Nebraska

LR268

   Description: Applying for an Article V convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would permanently protect free and fair elections in America

   Date introduced: 2018-01-04

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=34517

   Committee it's currently in: http://news.legislature.ne.gov/gov/

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/calendar/hearings.php?CommitteeID=7

   Text of measure: https://legiscan.com/NE/text/LR268/id/1673796/Nebraska-2017-LR268-Introduced.pdf

   Notes: Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 PM (Room 1507). Contact all the committee members (see link)!!


LR6

   Description: Resolution to Congress for convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution

   Date introduced: 2017-01-09

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=30679

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Transcripts/Government/2017-02-01.pdf

   Text of measure: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Intro/LR6.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing Feb 1 ! And on Feb. 27, the committee passed it! Remember, Nebraska's legislature has only ONE HOUSE -- so this is ALREADY ON THE VERGE OF PASSAGE! And, although Nebraska's 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact ALL NEBRASKA SENATORS!!!


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Nevada

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New Hampshire

HCR10

   Description: This resolution applies to Congress, under Article V of the United States Constitution, to call a convention of the states for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Bill_status.aspx?lsr=2276&sy=2018&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2018&txtbillnumber=HCR10

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H25

   Latest scheduled hearing link: 01/31/2018 11:00 AM LOB 204

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=1289&txtFormat=html&sy=2018

   Notes: On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"


HCR12

   Description: This concurrent resolution makes an application to Congress, as provided by Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America, to call a convention limited to proposing a congressional term limits constitutional amendment.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=2414&sy=2018&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2018&txtbillnumber=HCR12

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H25

   Latest scheduled hearing link: 01/17/2018 11:00 AM LOB 206

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=1427&txtFormat=html&sy=2018

   Notes: On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"


HJR4

   Description: This bill urges the states to hold a constitutional convention for the purpose of amending the United States Constitution to require that any law applied to United States citizens also apply to members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-03

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=2121&sy=2018&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2018&txtbillnumber=HJR4

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H25

   Latest scheduled hearing link: 01/24/2018 01:00 PM LOB 206

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=1134&txtFormat=html&sy=2018

   Notes: On Feb. 20, 2018, all 3 New Hampshire House A5C resolutions (HCR10, HCR12, HJR4) were voted "inexpedient to legislate"! However, this doesn't mean they're dead--the resolutions still go to the House floor with a recommendation of "inexpedient to legislate" and--it will therefore be a difficult uphill battle for them. Contact all the Representatives and tell them, "NO on HCR10, HCR12, and HJR4!!!"


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New Jersey

ACR73

   Description: his Assembly concurrent resolution applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V Convention of the States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: General Assembly

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=ACR73

   Committee it's currently in: Assembly State and Local Government Committee (see at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/Committees.asp?House=A)

   Text of measure: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/ACR/73_I1.HTM

   Notes: Identical to ACR 84 from the 2016-17 legislature.


SCR28

   Description: This Assembly concurrent resolution applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V Convention of the States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=SCR28

   Committee it's currently in: Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation (see at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/Committees.asp?House=S)

   Text of measure: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/SCR/28_I1.HTM

   Notes: Identical to SCR 42 from the 2016-17 legislature.


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New Mexico

HJR11

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the Congress of the United States to call a convention, upon the application of two-thirds of the states, for the sole purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would restore free and fair elections

   Date introduced: 2018-02-05

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: https://www.nmlegis.gov/(X(1)S(jvzf1kzhnr5do5i2ghdtvunt))/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legtype=JR&legno=11&year=18&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Committee/Standing_Committee?CommitteeCode=HCPAC

   Text of measure: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/resolutions/house/HJR11.html

   Notes: This measure was heard on Feb. 13, 2018; but New Mexico's 2018 session has ended, so this measure is dead on the vine!


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New York

A05109

   Description: Concerns the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 130 S.Ct. 876.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-06

   Originated in: Assembly

   Status page: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A05109&term=2017&Summary=Y&Actions=Y

   Committee it's currently in: http://nyassembly.gov/comm/?id=13

   Text of measure: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A05109&term=2017&Summary=Y&Text=Y

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


B00944

   Description: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY making an application to the Congress of the United States of America for the calling of a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal limits on the federal govern- ment, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for members of Congress and other federal officials

   Date introduced: 2016-03-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2017/b944

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nysenate.gov/committees/finance

   Text of measure: http://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2017/B944

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


S03317

   Description: An act on the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 130 S.Ct. 876

   Date introduced: 2017-01-20

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/S3317

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nysenate.gov/committees/judiciary

   Text of measure: http://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2017/S3317

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


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North Carolina

H44

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES WITH THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=H44

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_35

   Text of measure: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H44v0.pdf

   Notes: This measure is sister to S.36.


S36

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES WITH THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-04-26

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=S36

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_2

   Text of measure: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2017&DocNum=161&SeqNum=0

   Notes: This measure is sister to H.44. It was rushed through two committees on April 25 and 26 -- to beat the Crossover Deadline of April 27. Then, around 9 pm on April 26, it was passed by the whole Senate, in a rush of bills trying to beat that deadline. Now we must stop it in the House -- where are chances are better. The House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House approved it on June 28. It was voted down, 53-59, on its Second Reading; however, later the same day (June 29), someone called for a Reconsideration, and the vote for having a Reconsideration passed. But THEN, the measure was "withdrawn from the calendar", and re-referred to the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House! The "long session" of this legislature (i.e. the 2017 regular session) has now adjourned. Nevertheless, this measure will be taken up again next year; so we should Hit those committee members HARD with arguments against an Article V Con-con!!


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North Dakota

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Ohio

HJR2

   Description: Application to the Congress of the United States for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States that is limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and Members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HJR-2

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/federalism-and-interstate-relations

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/cm_pub_api/api/unwrap/chamber/132nd_ga/ready_for_publication/committee_docs/cmte_h_federalism_1/notice/cmte_h_federalism_1_2017-03-28-0400_355/current/notice.pdf

   Text of measure: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_132/resolutions/hjr2/IN/00?format=pdf

   Notes: It had a hearing TUESDAY, MARCH 7, at 4:00 PM!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. The second hearing was on Mar. 14th!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its THIRD hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 21, and also at its FOURTH hearing, Mar. 28!! CONTACT ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, NOW, tell them to VOTE NO on HJR 2!!!


SJR1

   Description: Application to the Congress of the United States for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States that is limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and Members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-22

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-SJR-1

   Committee it's currently in: http://ohiosenate.gov/committee/government-oversight-and-reform

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/cm_pub_api/api/unwrap/chamber/132nd_ga/ready_for_publication/committee_docs/cmte_s_govt_1/notice/cmte_s_govt_1_2017-09-12-0330_680/current/notice.pdf

   Text of measure: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_132/resolutions/sjr1/IN/00?format=pdf

   Notes: It had a 2nd hearing Wednesday, MARCH 8!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. Then it had a 3rd hearing, before the same committee, Wednesday, March 15!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its 4th hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 22!! NOW IT'S SCHEDULED FOR A 5th HEARING: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30 PM, Finance Hearing Room. CONTACT ALL MEMBERS OF ITS CURRENT COMMITTEE (see link), tell them to VOTE NO on SJR 1!!!


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Oklahoma

HB1434

   Description: U.S. Constitution; providing for participation in a balanced budget compact; emergency.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=hb1434&Session=1700

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommID=327&SubCommID=0

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.okhouse.gov/CommitteeCalendar/Default.aspx?CommID=327

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2017-18%20int/HB/HB1434%20int.pdf

   Notes: This one was due for a hearing at its committee's meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM in ROOM 412C. Please note: although the 2017 regular session has ended, all measures in Oklahoma carry over to the second year; so we need to keep watching this measure.


HJR1035

   Description: A Joint Resolution calling for a convention to propose a free and fair elections amendment pursuant to the provisions of Article V of the United States Constitution

   Date introduced: 2018-02-05

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=hjr1035&Session=1800

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommID=327&SubCommID=0

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2017-18%20INT/hres/HJR1035%20INT.PDF


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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

HR10

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call for an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States that shall be entitled the Countermand Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant state legislatures authority to countermand and rescind any mandate issued by any branch of the Federal Government or its agencies that encroaches on states' rights and the personal liberties of their citizens.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=10

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=10


HR187

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-27

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=187

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0187&pn=1108


HR357

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=357

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0357&pn=1012


HR647

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to a congressional term limit amendment to the Constitution of the United States

   Date introduced: 2018-01-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=647

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0647&pn=2890


SR133

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-06-04

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=133

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=41&CteeBody=S

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=133


SR134

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing a regulation freedom amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-06-04

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Regulation Freedom Amendment

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=134

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=41&CteeBody=S

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=134


SR254

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures

   Date introduced: 2018-01-19

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=254

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=41&CteeBody=S

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=R&billNbr=0254&pn=1415


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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

H3233

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR COMMISSIONERS AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-15

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3233.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3233.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H3473

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED RESTRICTED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-17

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3473.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/3473_20170112.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H3567

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTIONNext OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-24

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3567.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/3567_20170124.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H4174

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES INTENDED TO AFFECT ELECTIONS AND CLARIFYING THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS AND THE STATES TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CORPORATIONS

   Date introduced: 2017-04-25

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=4174&session=122&summary=B

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/committee.php?chamber=H#jud

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/4174.htm


S0086

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES, TO BE CALLED BY CONGRESS, RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND TO LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/86.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/86.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


S0545

   Description: TO APPLY FOR A CONVENTION UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO PROPOSE A CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/545.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/545_20170314.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


S0547

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED, RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/547.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/agendas/122s7014.pdf

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/547_20170314.htm

   Notes: A subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee was to hear the measure on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- but heard it (again?) on Wednesday, April 26!! And although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018! Contact the committee members (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php), and say "Vote NO on S.547!!"


S0571

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, FOR CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION OF THE STATES RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION REGARDING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-21

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/571.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/571_20170321.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


S0878

   Description: Make Application To The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=0878&session=122&summary=B

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/878.htm

   Notes: Follows COS model except that it foregoes "term limits".


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South Dakota

SJR3

   Description: To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2018-01-22

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=SJR3&Session=2018

   Text of measure: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=SJR3P.htm&Session=2018&Version=Printed&Bill=SJR3

   Notes: At a hearing on Feb. 12, 2018, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed this COS measure. But GOOD NEWS!!! :)) On Feb. 14, the full Senate VOTED DOWN THIS COS MEASURE, 16-18!!!


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Tennessee

HJR0024

   Description: A RESOLUTION to call for a convention of the states to plan for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0024

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HJR0024.pdf

   Notes: This measure was due for a hearing on Feb. 8; but was deferred to Mar. 22, for a hearing by the State Government sub-committee!! They recommended the measure be passed if amended!! Now it is on the calendar of the State Government Committee for 4/4/2017!! CONTACT all the committee members!!! (Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.)


HJR0124

   Description: Constitutional Conventions - Calls for a convention of the states to plan for Article V conventions under the United States Constitution; creates a convention committee.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0124

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videocalendars/VideoCalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=158&GA=110

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HJR0124.pdf

   Notes: The measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Now it is in that State Government Committee, waiting for a next hearing date!! CONTACT ALL members of the latter committee, and say, VOTE NO on HJR0124!! Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.


SJR0009

   Description: A RESOLUTION to call for a convention of the states to plan for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution

   Date introduced: 2017-01-10

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-02-06

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0009

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videocalendars/VideoCalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=158&GA=110

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/SJR0009.pdf

   Notes: This one PASSED the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 31, 8-1-0!! And as amended, it passed the Senate (on 2/6, 27 to 3). Then the measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Next it was scheduled to be heard by that committee, the House State Government Committee, on Mar. 7 at 12:00 noon -- and GOOD NEWS, they voted to "Defer to Summer Study in State Government Committee"!! Keep contacting that committee's members!!! Please note, this measure is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention", to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.


SJR0092

   Description: Constitutional Conventions - Makes application to Congress for the purpose of calling a constitutional convention for proposing a congressional term limit amendment.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0092

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/calendar.html

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/SJR0092.pdf

   Notes: On April 12, 2017, the committee recommended it for passage! So it was sent to the Senate Calendar Committee! And on May 8, it was "reset on first calendar of 2018"!! It was to come up for a possible Senate vote on Jan. 9, 2018; however, instead it was re-referred to the Calendar committee. And, from an email by one of the senators, it appears the sponsor has decided to defer the bill at this time! Let's not let our guard down: let's be vigilant, and it sure wouldn't hurt to contact all Tennessee state senators and say, "Vote NO on SJR0092, if it comes back on the Calendar!"


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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

JRH003

   Description: Joint resolution requesting Congress to call an Article V Convention of the states limited to proposing specific U.S. Constitutional Amendments

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/J.R.H.3

   Committee it's currently in: http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/195/Date

   Text of measure: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH003/JRH003%20As%20Introduced.pdf

   Notes: Vermont's 2017 session has now ended, but all their measures carry over to 2018!!


JRH011

   Description: Petitions the U.S. Congress to call a convention for the sole purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that would place limitations on the number of terms that members of the U.S. House and Senate may serve

   Date introduced: 2018-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/J.R.H.11

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/195

   Text of measure: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH011/JRH011%20As%20Introduced.pdf


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Virginia

SJR11

   Description: Makes application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-12-21

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SJ11

   Committee it's currently in: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+com+S10

   Text of measure: https://legiscan.com/VA/text/SJR11/id/1665093/Virginia-2018-SJR11-Prefiled.html

   Notes: REALLY GOOD NEWS!! The Rules Committee voted this BBA Con-Call DOWN!!!!


SJR26

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget

   Date introduced: 2018-01-04

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SJ26

   Committee it's currently in: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+com+S10

   Text of measure: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+ful+SJ26

   Notes: MORE good news from Virginia!! On Feb. 9, 2018, the Senate Rules Committee incorporated SJ26 (BBA) into SJ11--and then the latter failed, in the same committee!! YIPPEEE!!!!


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Washington

HJM4003

   Description: Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-13

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4003&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/SEIT/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4003-Free%20and%20fair%20elections.pdf#page=1

   Notes: This measure did not make it out of the State Government committee before cutoff on Friday, February 17th, and is now considered dead for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)! And that's now official, for this measure: on June 21, it was reintroduced by resolution, and retained in its present status!


HJM4006

   Description: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4006&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/SEIT/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4006-Constitutional%20convention.pdf

   Notes: This measure did not make it out of the State Government committee before cutoff on Friday, February 17th, and is now considered dead for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)! And that's now official, for this measure: on June 21, it was reintroduced by resolution, and retained in its present status!


HJM4017

   Description: Applying to Congress for a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution related to a balanced federal budget

   Date introduced: 2018-01-19

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4017&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/SEIT/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4017-Balanced%20federal%20budget.pdf


SJM8000

   Description: Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8000&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/SGTE/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://app.leg.wa.gov/mobile/meetingschedules/upcoming?Agency=senate&Committee=sgov

   Notes: This one was heard in committee on Jan. 11 !!! But, it did not make it out of committee by the Feb. 17 cutoff, and so is PROBABLY DEAD for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)!! So, keep an eye out, this nasty piece of work will return!!


SJM8003

   Description: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8003&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/SGTE/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Joint%20Memorials/8003-Constitutional%20convention.pdf

   Notes: This one is scheduled for a hearing on 2/15/2017, 8:00 AM, in Senate Hearing Rm 2, J.A. Cherberg Building, Olympia, WA!!! But, it did not make it out of committee by the Feb. 17 cutoff, and so is PROBABLY DEAD for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)!! So, keep an eye out, this nasty piece of work will return!!


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West Virginia

HCR57

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress; and adopting certain reservations, understandings and declarations limiting the application

   Date introduced: 2018-02-08

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2018&sessiontype=RS&input4=57&billtype=CR&houseorig=H&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr57%20intr.htm&yr=2018&sesstype=RS&i=57&houseorig=H&billtype=CR


HCR70

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress; and adopting certain reservations, understandings and declarations limiting the application.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-08

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=RS&input4=70&billtype=cr&houseorig=h&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr70%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=RS&i=70&houseorig=h&billtype=cr

   Notes: Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.


SCR10

   Description: Urging the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections in the United States

   Date introduced: 2018-01-26

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2018&sessiontype=RS&input4=10&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR10%20INTR.htm&yr=2018&sesstype=RS&i=10&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


SCR3

   Description: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-03-09

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/resolution_history.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=rs&billtype=cr&houseorig=s&btype=res&input4=3

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/senate/Senate_com_agendas.cfm?Chart=jud&input=March%207,%202017

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR3%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=rs&i=3&houseorig=s&billtype=cr

   Notes: It was up for a hearing on March 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m.! And the committee voted it "be adopted" -- which the Senate did, on March 9, by voice vote!! Now we must STOP IT IN THE HOUSE!! On Mr. 10, it went to the House Judiciary Committee (see link)!!! CONTACT ALL the committee's members!!! Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.


SCR30

   Description: Urging the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections in the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=RS&input4=30&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=scr30%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=RS&i=30&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


SCR9

   Description: Urging Congress call a convention of the states, under the authority reserved to the states in Article V of the United States Constitution, limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-01-26

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2018&sessiontype=RS&input4=9&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR9%20INTR.htm&yr=2018&sesstype=RS&i=9&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


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Wisconsin

AJR35

   Description: Wisconsin legislative resolution to restore free and fair elections in the United States and to apply to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restore balance and integrity to our elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-04-24

   Originated in: Assembly

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/asm/joint_resolution/ajr35

   Committee it's currently in: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/committees/assembly/1663

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/ajr35


SJR18

   Description: Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/sjr18

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1377856

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sjr18.pdf

   Notes: The measure was heard Tuesday Mar. 28 -- and it was considered, in Executive Session, on Thursday, Mar. 30. Unfortunately, the committee recommended it be passed!! Contact all the senators: "Vote NO on SJR18!!!" (http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/legislators/senate)


SJR24

   Description: Relating to: Wisconsin legislative resolution to restore free and fair elections in the United States and to apply to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restore balance and integrity to our elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-29

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/sen/joint_resolution/sjr24

   Committee it's currently in: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/committees/senate/1751

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sjr24


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Wyoming

HJ0003

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to call a convention of the several states for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that every bill enacted by Congress shall embrace only one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title

   Date introduced: 2018-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2018/Digest/HJ0003.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2018/Introduced/HJ0003.pdf

   Notes: Good news in Wyoming!! Both HJ3 and HJ10 failed their vote to get INTRODUCED!!! YAY!!!


HJ0010

   Description: Calling of a Convention of the States limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2018-02-13

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2018/Digest/HJ0010.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2018/Introduced/HJ0010.pdf

   Notes: Good news in Wyoming!! Both HJ3 and HJ10 failed their vote to get INTRODUCED!!! YAY!!!


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