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A241, R141, H3205
Sponsors: Reps. Taylor, Lucas, Pope, Elliott, Allison, Hiott, Fry, J.E. Johnson, Jordan, Caskey, B. Newton, Bryant, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, Willis, Huggins, Blackwell, Erickson, Forrest, Hixon, Herbkersman, Thayer, Wooten, A.M. Morgan, Daning, Hardee, B. Cox, Bannister, Hewitt, Felder, Stringer, Davis, Calhoon, Oremus, Bennett, Gilliam, West, Haddon, Trantham, Lowe, McGarry, M.M. Smith, Bustos, V.S. Moss, W. Newton, May, Martin, Brittain, McGinnis, Bradley, Ballentine, Dabney, Carter, T. Moore and Kimmons
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 33, 133
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on May 12, 2021
Last Amended on March 9, 2022
Passed by the General Assembly on March 29, 2022
Governor's Action: April 13, 2022, Signed
Summary: Convention of the states
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2020 House Prefiled 12/9/2020 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/12/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 114) 1/12/2021 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 114) 1/13/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton 1/27/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: May 2/3/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin, Brittain 2/16/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGinnis 2/17/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bradley 2/23/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ballentine 2/24/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dabney 3/4/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter 3/10/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: T.Moore 4/6/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kimmons 4/21/2021 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 17) 4/27/2021 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Taylor, Murphy, Kirby, Fry, S. Williams, Rivers, Pendarvis, Hewitt, Tedder, McCravy, Hosey, Gilliard, Murray, Bamberg, King, Long, Chumley, Burns, Oremus, Forrest, Blackwell, McKnight, McGarry, G.R. Sm ith, Carter, Anderson, Weeks, R. Williams, Brawley, Clyburn, Hill, Nutt, Dillard, Hart and Henderson-Myers (House Journal-page 98) 5/5/2021 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-6-21 (House Journal-page 31) 5/11/2021 House Amended (House Journal-page 37) 5/11/2021 House Read second time (House Journal-page 37) 5/11/2021 House Roll call Yeas-66 Nays-42 (House Journal-page 55) 5/12/2021 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 39) 5/12/2021 Scrivener's error corrected 5/12/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/12/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/4/2022 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), McLeod, Rice, Garrett, Stephens 2/23/2022 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9) 2/24/2022 Scrivener's error corrected 3/3/2022 Senate Special order, set for March 3, 2022 (Senate Journal-page 21) 3/8/2022 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/8/2022 Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/9/2022 Scrivener's error corrected 3/9/2022 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 15) 3/9/2022 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 15) 3/9/2022 Senate Roll call Ayes-27 Nays-13 (Senate Journal-page 15) 3/10/2022 Scrivener's error corrected 3/10/2022 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 27) 3/29/2022 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 54) 3/29/2022 House Roll call Yeas-64 Nays-48 (House Journal-page 55) 4/7/2022 Ratified R 141 4/13/2022 Signed By Governor 4/19/2022 Effective date 04/13/22 7/25/2022 Act No. 241
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A241, R141, H3205)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
Whereas, the founders of our constitution empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power by the federal government; and
Whereas, the federal government has created a crushing national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
Whereas, the federal government has invaded the legitimate roles of the states through the manipulative process of federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great extent; and
Whereas, the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States; and
Whereas, it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the liberty of our people - particularly for the generations to come - by proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States through a convention of the states under Article V for the purpose of restraining these and related abuses of power. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Application for calling a convention of the states
SECTION 1. The General Assembly of South Carolina, by this joint resolution, 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 amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.
Distribution of copies
SECTION 2. The Clerks of the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate shall transmit copies of this resolution to the President and the Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, and the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several states, attesting to the enactment of this joint resolution by the South Carolina General Assembly and requesting cooperation.
Joint resolution constitutes a continuing application
SECTION 3. This joint resolution 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.
SECTION 4. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of April, 2022.
Approved the 13th day of April, 2022.
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