Text: H.J.Res.32 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 32


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the authority to repeal Federal rules and regulations when the repeal is agreed to by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 24, 2017

Mr. Bishop of Utah (for himself and Mrs. McMorris Rodgers) submitted 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 to give States the authority to repeal Federal rules and regulations when the repeal is agreed to by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.

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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section 1. The several States may repeal, in whole or in part, any Presidential Executive order, rule, regulation, other regulatory action, or administrative ruling issued by a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States. Such repeal shall take effect upon approval by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States of resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same whole or part of the Executive order, rule, regulation, other regulatory action, or administrative ruling to be repealed.

section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”.