Text: H.J.Res.57 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 57

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States allowing the States to call a limited convention solely for the purposes of considering whether to propose a specific amendment to the Constitution.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 10, 2011

Mr. Culberson (for himself and Mr. Cuellar) 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 allowing the States to call a limited convention solely for the purposes of considering whether to propose a specific amendment to the Constitution.

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:

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“The Congress, on application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, which all contain an identical amendment, shall call a convention solely to decide whether to propose that specific amendment to the States, which, if proposed, shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of this Constitution when ratified pursuant to Article V.”.