Read the Proposed Rules for a Convention of States

Red Millennial

Convention of States Project recently unveiled its COS Caucus, a group of state legislators from around the country working to draft rules for a future Article Five Convention. 

A copy of those rules as they exist in their first draft form is now available. State legislators can join COS Caucus to collaborate and edit the rules in an online forum. The caucus is currently made up of more than 200 state legislators representing 40 states. 

Rule 4 recognizes the historic precedent of “one state, one vote.” Regardless of population or the number of commissioners a state sends to the convention, each state gets one vote.

Another notable aspect of the document is Rule 5 which states:

Irrespective of how many commissioners a state includes within its delegation, no more than five commissioners from any one state shall be on the floor at the same time.

Rule 24 pertains specifically to the…

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