Text: H.J.Res.34 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HJ 34 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 34
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to Federal budget
procedures.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 1989
Mr. BARTON of Texas (for himself, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. DORNAN of California,
Mr. YOUNG of Florida, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. HUTTO, Mr. COBLE,
Mr. MILLER of Ohio, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS,
Mr. CRAIG, Mr. ERDREICH, Mr. SOLOMON, and Mr. OXLEY) introduced the following
joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to Federal budget
procedures.
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
  America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),
  That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution
  of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as
  part of the Constitution if ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths
  of the several States within seven years after its submission to the States
  for ratification:
`Article --
  `SECTION 1. Prior to each fiscal year, Congress shall adopt a statement of
  receipts and outlays for such fiscal year in which total outlays are not
  greater than total receipts. Congress may amend such statement provided
  revised outlays are not greater than revised receipts. Congress may provide
  in such statement for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a vote
  directed solely to that subject in which three-fifths of the whole number
  of each House agree to such excess. Congress and the President shall ensure
  that actual outlays do not exceed the outlays set forth in such statement.
  `SECTION 2. Total receipts for any fiscal year set forth in the statement
  adopted pursuant to the first section of this Article shall not increase
  by a rate greater than the rate of increase in national income in the year
  of years ending not less than six months before such fiscal year, unless
  a majority of the whole number of each House of Congress shall have passed
  a bill directed solely to approving specific additional receipts and such
  bill has become law.
  `SECTION 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to
  Congress a proposed statement of receipts and outlays for such fiscal year
  consistent with the provisions of this Article.
  `SECTION 4. Congress may waive the provisions of this Article for any
  fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect.
  `SECTION 5. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United
  States except those derived from borrowing and total outlays shall include
  all outlays of the United States except those for the repayment of debt
  principal.
  `SECTION 6. The amount of Federal public debt as of the first day of
  the second fiscal year beginning after the ratification of this Article
  shall become a permanent limit on such debt and there shall be no increase
  in such amount unless three-fifths of the whole number of each House of
  Congress shall have passed a bill approving such increase and such bill
  has become law.
  `SECTION 7. Congress shall enforce and implement this Article by appropriate
  legislation.
  `SECTION 8. This Article shall take effect for the fiscal year 1993 or
  for the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever
  is later.'.