Florida Becomes Third State to Call for Convention of States to Restrain Federal Government

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The Florida House passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States by voice vote on Monday, joining the Florida Senate. Both legislative bodies passed identical versions of the bill, meaning that Florida is set to become the third state applying for a convention of this kind. 

A signature by the state’s governor is not necessary for the application to be valid; only passage through both houses of the legislature is required.

Georgia was the first state to officially apply for a convention of this kind, and Alaska became the second state on Saturday.

Under Article V of the Constitution, states can call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution if 34 states pass similar applications.

The bill applies for an Article V Convention…

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