Bill Text: AZ HCR2027 | 2014 | Fifty-first Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced
Arizona House Concurrent Resolution 2027 (Prior Session Legislation)
Bill Title: Application; Article V convention
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)
Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2014-03-18 - Referred to Senate GE Committee [HCR2027 Detail]
REFERENCE TITLE: application; Article V convention
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
Representatives Townsend, Gowan, Livingston, Mitchell, Orr, Petersen, Smith, Stevens, Thorpe: Barton, Fann, Senators Shooter, Ward
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
applying to the congress of the united states to call a convention for proposing amendments to the constitution of the united states.
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Whereas, the founders of the Constitution of the United States 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 role 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, and to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States through a convention of the states under Article V to place clear restraints on these and related abuses of power.
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 amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.
2. 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 subjects.
3. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker 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, requesting their cooperation in applying for the amendments convention limited to the subject matter contemplated by this application.