H.J.Res.34 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to Federal budget procedures.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] (Introduced 01/03/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/17/1990 For Further Action See H.J.Res.268. (All Actions)|
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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.'.