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Sponsors: Reps. McCoy, G.M. Smith, D.C. Moss, Taylor, Bedingfield and Sandifer
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 198, 3177
Introduced in the House on January 13, 2015
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: United States Constitution
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/11/2014 House Prefiled 12/11/2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/13/2015 House Introduced (House Journal-page 56) 1/13/2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 56) 2/19/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: D.C.Moss, Taylor 4/23/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bedingfield 2/23/2016 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sandifer
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED RESTRICTED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.
Whereas, the annual federal budget is not in balance and the federal public debt is now more than seventeen trillion dollars; and
Whereas, continued deficit spending demonstrates an unwillingness or inability of both the federal executive and legislative branches to spend no more than available revenues; and
Whereas, fiscal irresponsibility at the federal level is lowering our standard of living, destroying jobs, and endangering economic opportunity now and for the next generation. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the 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.
Be it further resolved that copies of this application must be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives from this State.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution also must be transmitted to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several states, requesting their cooperation in this endeavor.
Be it further resolved that 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. It supersedes all previous applications by this General Assembly on the same subject.
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