South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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R141, H3205

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
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, 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
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11051zw21.docx
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
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   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

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
4/21/2021
5/11/2021
5/12/2021
2/23/2022
2/24/2022
3/8/2022
3/9/2022
3/9/2022-A
3/10/2022

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(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.

Time effective

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. -- T.

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