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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 17, 2017 03:33 PM
From: Representative Cris Dush
To: All House members
Subject: Article V Application and Accompanying Delegate Resolution
 
I am introducing an application to Congress for a single-subject Article V convention. The subject of this convention will be one amendment to the United States Constitution that will restore the tenth amendment sovereignty of the state legislatures and give state legislatures the authority to repeal, or countermand, any act of the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, and any regulation decision by a Federal Government agency when thirty state legislatures vote to repeal.

In addition to the application to Congress, I am introducing an additional resolution that provides guidelines to and controls over delegates for behavior at the convention. These guidelines are meant to ensure the legislature’s sovereign will is protected against any risk of delegates misbehavior and any attempts to create a “runaway convention.”

I believe the founding fathers gave us the Article V convention for the purpose of reining in an out-of-control Federal government. We, the Executive Branch, our municipal governments, our businesses and constituents have all felt the onerous pressure from federal overreach. It is time we use this powerful tool to build a better future for our Commonwealth and for our nation.

Therefore, I would appreciate your support and consideration of the attached resolutions.

CD/KP/cmc



Document #1

Introduced as HR10

Description: Countermand Amendment
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Document #2

Introduced as HR11

Description: Delegate Resolution
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