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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 111 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. J. RES. 111

 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with 
                      respect to tax limitations.



                           February 26, 1998

 Mr. Barton of Texas (for himself, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. 
Andrews, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Armey, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Baker, Mr. Ballenger, 
 Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bass, Mr. Bilbray, 
  Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Bliley, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Bonilla, Mr. 
Bunning, Mr. Burr of North Carolina, Mr. Brady, Mr. Burton of Indiana, 
Mr. Buyer, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Camp, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Castle, 
Mr. Chabot, Mr. Chambliss, Mrs. Chenoweth, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Coble, 
    Mr. Coburn, Mr. Collins, Mr. Combest, Mr. Condit, Mr. Cook, Mr. 
 Cooksey, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Crane, Mr. Crapo, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. 
Cunningham, Ms. Danner, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Dickey, Mr. 
     Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Ms. Dunn, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. English of 
   Pennsylvania, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Everett, Mr. Ewing, Mr. Foley, Mr. 
Forbes, Mr. Fossella, Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Fowler, Mr. Franks 
    of New Jersey, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Ganske, Mr. 
   Gibbons, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Goode, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. 
   Goodling, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Graham, Ms. Granger, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. 
  Hansen, Mr. Hastert, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. 
   Hefley, Mr. Herger, Mr. Hilleary, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Hulshof, Mr. 
 Hunter, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Inglis of South Carolina, Mr. Istook, Mr. 
  Jenkins, Mr. John, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kasich, 
      Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Kim, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Kolbe, Mr. Klug, Mr. 
    Knollenberg, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Largent, Mr. Latham, Mr. Lewis of 
 California, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Linder, Mr. Lucas of Oklahoma, 
 Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. McCollum, Mr. McCrery, Mr. McHugh, Mr. 
  McInnis, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Mica, Mr. Miller of Florida, 
 Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Neumann, Mr. Ney, Mrs. Northup, Mr. 
Norwood, Mr. Oxley, Mr. Packard, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Parker, Mr. Paul, Mr. 
  Paxon, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Pitts, Mr. 
 Pombo, Mr. Porter, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. 
Ramstad, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Riley, Mr. Roemer, Mr. Rogan, Mr. Rohrabacher, 
     Mr. Royce, Mr. Ryun, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Saxton, Mr. 
      Scarborough, Mr. Bob Schaffer of Colorado, Mr. Schiff, Mr. 
 Sensenbrenner, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Skeen, Mr. 
 Smith of Michigan, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mrs. 
Linda Smith of Washington, Mr. Snowbarger, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Souder, Mr. 
Spence, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Stump, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Talent, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. 
 Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Thornberry, 
 Mr. Thune, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Upton, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Watts of 
   Oklahoma, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Weller, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced 
the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with 
                      respect to tax limitations.

    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 when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:


    ``Section 1. A bill to increase the internal revenue shall require 
for final adoption in each House the concurrence of two-thirds of the 
whole number of that House, unless that bill is determined at the time 
of adoption, in a reasonable manner prescribed by law, not to increase 
the internal revenue by more than a de minimis amount.
    ``Section 2. The Congress may waive the requirements of this 
article when a declaration of war is in effect. The Congress may also 
waive this article when the United States is engaged in military 
conflict which causes an imminent and serious threat to national 
security and is so declared by a joint resolution, adopted by a 
majority of the whole number of each House, which becomes law. Any 
increase in the internal revenue enacted under such a waiver shall be 
effective for not longer than two years.
    ``Section 3. Congress shall enforce and implement this article by 
appropriate legislation.''.