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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 99 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 99

(By Delegates Overington, Ambler, Anderson, Arvon, Azinger, Border, Butler, Cadle, Canterbury, Cooper, Ellington, Espinosa, Evans, A., Faircloth, Frich, Gearheart, Hamilton, Hamrick, Householder, Howell, Ireland, Miller, Nelson, E., Nelson, J., Pasdon, Raines, Romine, Rowan, Shott, Smith, R., Sobonya, Sumner, Walters and Westfall)

 

 

 

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 in the absence of a national emergency the total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints.

    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, This application is to be considered as covering the same subject matter as the presently outstanding balanced budget applications from other states, including, but not limited to, previously adopted applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, and this application shall be aggregated with same for the purpose of attaining the two thirds of states necessary to require the calling of a convention, but shall not be aggregated with any applications on any other subject; 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 proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that in the absence of a national emergency the total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints; and, be it

    Further Resolved, 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 in the absence of a national emergency the total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated Federal revenues for that fiscal year together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints; 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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