H.J.Res.1 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.106th Congress (1999-2000)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4] (Introduced 01/06/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/12/1999 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.1 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/06/1999)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) for that fiscal year unless the Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress.
Requires the approval of a majority of each House by roll call vote before any bill to increase revenue may become law.
Authorizes the Congress to waive these provisions when: (1) a declaration of war is in effect; or (2) the United States is engaged in a military conflict which poses a threat to national security as declared by a joint resolution adopted by a majority of each House.
Makes this article effective beginning with FY 2002 or with the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever is later.