Bill Text: IL HR0054 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Makes application 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-09-28 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HR0054 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0054-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The Founders of our country empowered state
3legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of
4power by the federal government; and
5 WHEREAS, The federal government has created a crushing
6national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
7 WHEREAS, The federal government has invaded the legitimate
8roles of the states through the manipulative process of federal
9mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great extent; and
10 WHEREAS, The federal government has ceased to live under a
11proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States;
12and
13 WHEREAS, It is the solemn duty of the states to protect the
14liberty of our people - particularly for the generations to
15come - by proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the
16United States through a Convention of the States under Article
17V for the purpose of restraining these and related abuses of
18power; therefore, be it
19 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
20HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE

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1CONCURRING HEREIN, that the State of Illinois hereby makes
2application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of
3the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a
4convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the
5Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints
6on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of
7the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its
8officials and for members of Congress; and be it further
9 RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to
10transmit copies of this application to the President and the
11Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the
12Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and the
13members of the Senate and House of Representatives from this
14State; copies shall also be transmitted to the presiding
15officers of each of the legislative houses in the several
16states, requesting their cooperation; and be it further
17 RESOLVED, That this application constitutes a continuing
18application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of
19the United States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds
20of the several states have made applications on the same
21subject; and be it further
22 RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be delivered to
23the Secretary of State.
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