By a wide margin, North Dakota’s House of Representatives just passed a measure to apply for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the second legislative body to pass this resolution in 2015.
Last week, Arizona’s House became the first to pass the resolution this session. The Senates of both states will still need to approve the measure for the application to become official. A governor’s signature is not needed.
The resolution calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will 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.”
Convention of States Project, launched late in 2013, has been the primary proponent of this language and already has an extensive network in all 50 states with about 100,000 citizen volunteers.
Under Article V…
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