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State Legislatures that have made Calls on the United States Congress directing Congress to convene a Single Issue Amendment Convention: 

1) Balanced Budget Amendment Convention

Since the economic downturn in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, 32 States made legislative calls for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment. 


Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New, Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming

None of the 32 Calling States entered into an Interstate Agreement or Delegate Resolution to define the terms, conditions and agenda at the Convention.  (Go to: Article V Analysis)  If two more States complete a Call on Congress, we would have an undefined Convention controlled by the delegates, not the Calling State Legislatures.  As many as 18 States have since rescinded their Calls, but there is nothing in the Constitution authorizing the States the option of rescission.  Congress could ignore the rescissions and convene the Convention for political reasons.  WE MUST STOP THIS PORTENDING CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.  It is imperative that the Balanced Budget Amendment Committee secure the "Delegate Resolutions" from at least 26 Calling States before the last two States make Calls.  We need your help.  We need State Directors, Regional Directors, Legislative Directors, Coordinators, Contributors and telephone callers.  

Deuteronomy 28: 1,2 "And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, . . . all these blessings shall come on thee, . . . and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail. . ." 


New Hampshire Becomes the 18th State to Call for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Today's Date -- May 16, 2012


New Hampshire Becomes the 18th State to Call for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment


New Smyrna Beach, FL, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the New Hampshire Senate completed the process started by the House and passed HCR 40 making New Hampshire the 18th of 34 states needed to call an amendment convention to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This event marks a resurgence of the federalism our founders intended as the states use their constitutional powers granted in Article V of the U.S. Constitution to reign in out of control federal spending that is leading our nation into an economic abyss.


Representative Ulery (District 27), the House Sponsor, stated, “a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) will force Congress to do what they seem incapable of doing, that is reduce spending and tell the American people the truth about the cost of our nation’s unfunded entitlement promises.”


"The American people can prosper for generations if the states propose and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) that stops the trillion-a-year deficits and pays back the $15 trillion in debt. Fortunately our founders gave the states in Article V of our Constitution a powerful mechanism to restrain the federal government if it should abuse or exceed its limited delegated authority. Over 70% (CNN Poll) of Americans want a BBA and 38 states have the power to draft and approve one," said BBA Task Force Co-founder David Biddulph.

New Hampshire legislators have taken an innovative approach to answering the concerns of some that a convention to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment could propose an unrelated amendment. State Senator Fenton Groen (District 6) sponsored and the Senate approved (SB 356), which, has been amended in the House to limit the authority of New Hampshire delegates to an Article V amendment convention to only consider the subject matter contained in the state’s resolution. The passage of this legislation will make New Hampshire the first state in the nation to criminalize and recall “faithless” delegates to an amendment convention.


Scott Rogers, Executive Director of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force noted, “Every delegate from New Hampshire to a U.S. constitutional amendment (drafting) convention shall be required to take an oath to only vote on the amendment subject approved by the legislature. Any vote taken by a delegate at the convention in violation of their oath will be null and void. Any delegate making this vote shall be immediately recalled, replaced and face criminal charges from the State of New Hampshire.”


The Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to educate state legislators on their Constitutional power to propose and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that aims to quadruple family income and pay off the nation’s debt within four generations.


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