Bill Text: AZ HCR2017 | 2014 | Fifty-first Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Convention; amendments; balanced federal budget

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 17-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2014-03-18 - Referred to Senate GE Committee [HCR2017 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2014-HCR2017-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: convention; amendments; balanced federal budget




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-first Legislature

Second Regular Session




HCR 2017


Introduced by

Representatives Thorpe, Barton, Borrelli, Boyer, Kwasman, Livingston, Orr, Smith, Stevens, Townsend, Senator Barto: Representatives Gowan, Olson, Senators Crandell, Melvin, Shooter, Ward





Applying to the congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the congress adopt a balanced federal budget.





Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:

1.  That, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, the Legislature of the State of Arizona formally applies to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of 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 revenue for that fiscal year, together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints.

2.  That this application is to be considered as covering the same subject matter as the currently outstanding balanced budget applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, and shall be aggregated with those applications for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of the states necessary to require the calling of a convention, but may not be aggregated with any applications on any other subjects.

3.  That this application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until at least two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states have made application on the same subject, and supersedes all previous applications by this Legislature on the same subject.

4.  That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers of each house of the several state legislatures.