APPLICATION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 44 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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.
Intro. by Bert Jones, Millis, Riddell, Setzer.

Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Appropriations (House Action) (Feb 8 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 36, filed 2/7/17.

H 44

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 7 2017 - More information

    Includes several whereas clauses.

    Effective upon ratification, formally applies to Congress for the calling of a Convention of the States (Convention) under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States (Constitution). Limits the scope of the Convention to proposing amendments to the Constitution that (1) impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, (2) limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and (3) limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress. Sets forth that this application is a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the States have made applications on the same subject. Sets this application to expire December 31, 2026. 

    Directs the Secretary of State to transmit copies of this application to the President of the United States, Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the members of North Carolina's congressional delegation, and the presiding officers of all state legislatures in the several States requesting their cooperation.


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