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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 90 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 90

(By Delegates Householder, D. Evans, Sobonya, Butler, Gearheart, Folk, Espinosa, Cadle and Cooper)

 

 

Applying for an Article V Amendments Convention to Propose a Constitutional Amendment permitting a calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states.

    Whereas, Article V of the Constitution of the United States provides authority for a Convention to be called by the Congress of the United States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution upon application of two thirds of the Legislatures of the several states (“amendments convention”); and

    Whereas, That, as provided in Article V of the Constitution of the United States, the Legislature of the State of West Virginia herewith respectfully applies for an amendments convention to be called for the purpose of proposing an amendment that provides that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states; and

    Whereas, That the amendments convention contemplated by this application shall be entirely focused upon and exclusively limited to the subject matter of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislature of the separate states; and

    Whereas, This application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until the Legislatures of at least two thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject and supersedes all previous applications by this Legislature on the same subject; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That as provided in Article V of the Constitution of the United States the Legislature of the State of West Virginia herewith respectfully applies for an Amendments Convention to Propose a Constitutional Amendment limited to permitting a calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states; and, be it

    Further Resolved, This application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until at least two thirds of the Legislatures of the several states have made application for an equivalently limited amendments convention; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward certified copies of this resolution to the President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation, and to the presiding officers of each house of the several state Legislatures, requesting their cooperation in applying for the amendments convention limited to the subject matter contemplated by this application.

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