S.J.Res.3 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 01/26/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/26/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.J.Res.3 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/26/2011)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a two-thirds rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 20% of the gross domestic product for the preceding calendar year unless Congress, by a two-thirds rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess over such 20%.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Prohibits any bill to increase federal taxes from becoming law unless approved by two-thirds of each chamber by rollcall vote.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.