A convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution, also called an Article V Convention or amendments convention, called for by two-thirds (currently 34) of the state legislatures, is one of two processes authorized by Article Five of the United States Constitution whereby the United States Constitution may be altered.
By calling a Convention of States, we can stop the federal spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts, and other misuses of power usurped by the federal government. Our climate in Washington is exactly what the Framers feared might arise, and is exactly why they gave us the blessing of Article V.
According to Article V of the Constitution, Congress must call a convention when 2/3rds of the states apply. That magic number is 34 states. Since three states have formally withdrawn (rescinded) their calls, that would seemingly leave us 5 states away from having a Con-Con.
Legislation offered in Congress to actually call an Article V Convention. In January 1975, during the 94th Congress, U.S. Congressman Jerry Pettis, a Republican from California, introduced House Concurrent Resolution No. 28, calling a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution. In H.Con.Res. 28, Pettis proposed that each state would be entitled to send as many delegates to the ...
Two-thirds of states - currently, 34 - must call for a convention at which three-fourths of states approve of a change. The particulars of such a convention, though, are not laid out.
A state constitutional convention is a gathering of elected delegates who propose revisions and amendments to a state constitution.. 233 constitutional conventions to deliberate on state-level constitutions have been held in the United States.. Forty-four states have rules that govern how, in their state, a constitutional convention can be called.
Second, if two-thirds of the states ask Congress to call a constitutional convention, Congress must do so. Every amendment to date has been proposed and ratified through the first method.
In the coming months, a number of states are likely to consider resolutions that call for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget, and possibly to shrink federal authority in other, often unspecified, ways. Proponents of these resolutions claim that 28 of the 34 states required to call a constitutional convention
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Will there be a new constitutional convention? ... of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments." So that means you would need 34 states to agree to a ...