PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 168
(Senate - October 18, 2017)

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                        PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

  The following petitions and memorials were laid before the Senate and 
were referred or ordered to lie on the table as indicated:

       POM-117. A joint resolution adopted by the Legislature of 
     the State of Tennessee applying to the United States 
     Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the United 
     States Constitution, for the calling of a convention of the 
     states limited to proposing amendments to the United States 
     Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal 
     government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal 
     government, and limit the terms of office for its officials 
     and members of the United States Congress; to the Committee 
     on the Judiciary.

                     Senate Joint Resolution No. 67

       Whereas, Article V of the United States Constitution 
     authorizes the calling of a convention for proposing 
     amendments to the Constitution upon the application of two-
     thirds of the several states; and
       Whereas, the drafters of our Constitution empowered state 
     legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses 
     of power by the federal government; and
       Whereas, the federal government has created a crushing 
     national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
       Whereas, the federal government has invaded the legitimate 
     roles of the states through the manipulative process of 
     federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great 
     extent; and
       Whereas, the federal government has ceased to operate under 
     a proper interpretation of the United States Constitution; 
     and
       Whereas, it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the 
     liberty of our people, particularly for future generations of 
     Americans, by proposing amendments to the United States 
     Constitution through a Convention of the States under Article 
     V for the purpose of restraining these and related abuses of 
     power: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate of the One Hundred Ninth General 
     Assembly of the State of Tennessee, the House of 
     Representatives concurring, That this legislative body does 
     hereby apply to Congress under the provisions of Article V of 
     the United States Constitution for the calling of a 
     convention of the states, limited to proposing amendments to 
     the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints 
     on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction 
     of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for 
     its officials and for members of Congress; and be it further
       Resolved, That this application shall constitute a 
     continuing application in accordance with Article V of the 
     United States Constitution until the legislatures of at least 
     two-thirds of the several states have made applications on 
     the same subject; and be it further
       Resolved, That certified copies of this application be 
     transmitted to the President and Secretary of the United 
     States Senate, to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States 
     House of Representatives, to each member of the United States 
     Senate and House of Representatives from Tennessee, and to 
     the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in 
     the several states, requesting their cooperation.
       POM-118 A concurrent resolution adopted by the Legislature 
     of the State of Arizona formally applying to the United 
     States Congress, pursuant to Article V of the United States 
     Constitution, to call a convention of the states limited to 
     proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that 
     impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the 
     power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit 
     the terms of office for its officials and for members of the 
     United States Congress; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                    House Concurrent Resolution 2010

       Whereas, the founders of the Constitution of the United 
     States empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty 
     against future abuses of power by the federal government; and
       Whereas, the federal government has created a crushing 
     national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
       Whereas, the federal government has invaded the legitimate 
     role of the states through the manipulative process of 
     federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great 
     extent; and
       Whereas, the federal government has ceased to live under a 
     proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United 
     States; and
       Whereas, it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the 
     liberty of our people, particularly for the generations to 
     come, and to propose amendments to the Constitution of the 
     United States through a convention of the states under 
     Article V to place clear restraints on these and related 
     abuses of power: Therefore, be it
       Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of 
     Arizona, the Senate concurring: 
       1. That, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the 
     United States, the Legislature of the State of Arizona 
     formally applies to the Congress of the United States to call 
     a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to 
     the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal 
     restraints on the federal government, limit the power and 
     jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of 
     office for federal officials and for members of Congress.
       2. That this application constitutes a continuing 
     application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution 
     of the United States until at least two-thirds of the 
     legislatures of the several states have made application on 
     the same subjects.
       3. That this application is revoked, withdrawn, nullified 
     and superseded, retroactive to the date of enactment, if the 
     application is used for the purpose of calling a convention 
     or is used in support of conducting a convention to amend the 
     Constitution of the United States for any purpose other than 
     to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit 
     the power and jurisdiction of the federal government or limit 
     the terms of office for federal officials and members of 
     Congress.
       4. That the Legislature of the State of Arizona may provide 
     further instructions to its delegates and may recall its 
     delegates at any time for a breach of duty or a violation of 
     the instructions provided. The Arizona delegates are 
     instructed to not support term limits for members of Congress 
     that would limit

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     their number of years in any given office to fewer than 
     twelve years.
       5. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona 
     transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and 
     Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk 
     of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of 
     Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers 
     of each house of the several state legislatures, requesting 
     their cooperation.
                                  ____

       POM-119. A concurrent resolution adopted by the Legislature 
     of the State of Arizona formally applying to the United 
     States Congress, pursuant to Article V of the United States 
     Constitution, to call a convention of the states for the sole 
     purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States 
     Constitution to require a balanced federal budget; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.

                    House Concurrent Resolution 2013

       Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State 
     of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
       1. That, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the 
     United States, the Legislature of the State of Arizona 
     formally applies to the Congress of the United States to call 
     a convention of the states only for the purpose of proposing 
     an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
     requiring that, in the absence of a national emergency, the 
     total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for 
     any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated 
     federal revenue for that fiscal year, together with any 
     related and appropriate fiscal restraints.
       2. That this application is to be considered as covering 
     the same subject matter as the currently outstanding balanced 
     budget applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, 
     Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, 
     Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New 
     Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, 
     Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah 
     and West Virginia and shall be aggregated with those 
     applications for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of 
     the states necessary to require the calling of a convention, 
     but may not be aggregated with any applications on any other 
     subjects.
       3. That this application constitutes a continuing 
     application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution 
     of the United States until at least two-thirds of the 
     legislatures of the several states have made application on 
     the same subject, and supersedes all previous applications by 
     this Legislature on the same subject.
       4. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona 
     transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and 
     Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk 
     of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of 
     Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers 
     of each house of the several state legislatures.
       POM-120. A concurrent resolution adopted by the Legislature 
     of the State of Arizona formally applying to the United 
     States Congress, pursuant to Article V of the United States 
     Constitution, to call a convention of the states limited to 
     proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that 
     impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the 
     power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit 
     the terms of office for its officials and for members of the 
     United States Congress; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                    House Concurrent Resolution 2010

       Whereas, the founders of the Constitution of the United 
     States empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty 
     against future abuses of power by the federal government; and
       Whereas, the federal government has created a crushing 
     national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
       Whereas, the federal government has invaded the legitimate 
     role of the states through the manipulative process of 
     federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great 
     extent; and
       Whereas, the federal government has ceased to live under a 
     proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United 
     States; and
       Whereas, it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the 
     liberty of our people, particularly for the generations to 
     come, and to propose amendments to the Constitution of the 
     United States through a convention of the states under 
     Article V to place clear restraints on these and related 
     abuses of power; Therefore be it
       Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of 
     Arizona, the Senate concurring:
       1. That, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the 
     United States, the Legislature of the State of Arizona 
     formally applies to the Congress of the United States to call 
     a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to 
     the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal 
     restraints on the federal government, limit the power and 
     jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of 
     office for federal officials and for members of Congress.
       2. That this application constitutes a continuing 
     application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution 
     of the United States until at least two-thirds of the 
     legislatures of the several states have made application on 
     the same subjects.
       3. That this application is revoked, withdrawn, nullified 
     and superseded, retroactive to the date of enactment, if the 
     application is used for the purpose of calling a convention 
     or is used in support of conducting a convention to amend the 
     Constitution of the United States for any purpose other than 
     to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit 
     the power and jurisdiction of the federal government or limit 
     the terms of office for federal officials and members of 
     Congress.
       4. That the Legislature of the State of Arizona may provide 
     further instructions to its delegates and may recall its 
     delegates at any time for a breach of duty or a violation of 
     the instructions provided. The Arizona delegates are 
     instructed to not support term limits for members of Congress 
     that would limit their number of years in any given office to 
     fewer than twelve years.
       5. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona 
     transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and 
     Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk 
     of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of 
     Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers 
     of each house of the several state legislatures, requesting 
     their cooperation.
       POM-121. A concurrent resolution adopted by the Legislature 
     of the State of Arizona formally applying to the United 
     States Congress, pursuant to Article V of the United States 
     Constitution, to call a convention of the states for the sole 
     purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States 
     Constitution to require a balanced federal budget; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.

                    House Concurrent Resolution 2013

        Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the 
     State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
        1. That, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the 
     United States, the Legislature of the State of Arizona 
     formally applies to the Congress of the United States to call 
     a convention of the states only for the purpose of proposing 
     an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
     requiring that, in the absence of a national emergency, the 
     total of all federal appropriations made by the Congress for 
     any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated 
     federal revenue for that fiscal year, together with any 
     related and appropriate fiscal restraints.
        2. That this application is to be considered as covering 
     the same subject matter as the currently outstanding balanced 
     budget applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, 
     Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, 
     Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New 
     Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, 
     Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah 
     and West Virginia and shall be aggregated with those 
     applications for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of 
     the states necessary to require the calling of a convention, 
     but may not be aggregated with any applications on any other 
     subjects.
        3. That this application constitutes a continuing 
     application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution 
     of the United States until at least two-thirds of the 
     legislatures of the several states have made application on 
     the same subject, and supersedes all previous applications by 
     this Legislature on the same subject.
        4. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona 
     transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President and 
     Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk 
     of the United States House of Representatives, each Member of 
     Congress from the State of Arizona and the presiding officers 
     of each house of the several state legislatures.

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