Convention of States
Convention of States Project Keeps Pressing Forward By Stuart MacPhail – March, 2020 The Convention of States Project (CoSP) with 15 of the needed 34 state-approved applications is currently most active in 4 states: Pennsylvania – HR206 (32 sponsors) carried over from 2019. Passed out of the House State Government Committee by a vote of 13 to 11…Read More
A New Strategy for the Article V Convention of States Movement[i] by Paul Gardiner (Ron Scott & Neal Schuerer also contributed) February 13, 2020 Efforts to convene a Convention of States (COS) to propose important amendments to America’s constitution have been going on for many years. Millions of Americans heartily support the convening of a…Read More
Phoenix Correspondence Commission Meets, Adopts Charter by Stuart MacPhail, November, 2019 During September 2017, 72 delegates representing 19 states (plus 4 states with official observers) met in Phoenix, called by the state of Arizona for the purpose of adopting rules for the conduct of a future Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)-focused Article V convention of states.…Read More
Could Justice Scalia be wrong? by Arizona Freedom Alliance on November 3, 2019 We must stand up for the Rule of Law, for our citizens and our Republic. SB1070 was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. If federal, state and local officials do not uphold the law, they are complicit in the deaths, maiming’s, lost jobs, and…Read More
Current Activity at the Convention of States Project – On October 22 the Pennsylvania House and Senate State Government Committees held a joint hearing for HR 206, the Convention of States Project (CoSP) bill. Andy Schlafly of the Eagle Forum testified against the bill. The bill, introduced in June, has 30 sponsors. A companion bill in the…Read More
Convention of States Project Keeps Pressing Forward
By Stuart MacPhail – March, 2020
The Convention of States Project (CoSP) with 15 of the needed 34 state-approved applications is currently most active in 4 states:
Pennsylvania – HR206 (32 sponsors) carried over from 2019. Passed out of the House State Government Committee by a vote of 13 to 11 on December 16.
South Carolina – SJR112 (20 sponsors including SC Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey) and HJR3125 (48 sponsors including SC Speaker of the House Jay Lucas).
South Dakota – HJR5001 (35 sponsors) was defeated on February 12 by a vote of 32 to 37. Side Note: On February 6 SJR503 was introduced with 20 sponsors, seeking to rescind a 2015 resolution calling for a BBA-focused Article V convention of states.
Wisconsin – HJR77 (33 sponsors) where the bill passed out of the Assembly on February 18 on a vote of 60 to 38. The Senate bill, SJR57, has 33 sponsors.
CoSP has its proposal pending in 10 other states:
Kansas – HCR5009 carried over from 2019.
Michigan – SJR0 (1 sponsor) carried over from 2019.
Missouri – SCR37 (1 sponsor) introduced for sunset removal on February 18, 2020.
New Jersey – SCR14 (7 sponsors) introduced on January 14, 2020 and ACR98 (7 sponsors) introduced on February 3, 2020.
New Mexico – SJR4 (2 sponsors) introduced on January 21, 2020.
New York – SR240 and AR63 (2 sponsors each) carried over from 2019.
Ohio – SJR2 carried over from 2019.
Rhode Island – HJR7630 (1 sponsor) was introduced on February 14, 2020.
Washington – SJM8007 (12 sponsors) and HJM4002 (21 sponsors) both introduced on January 13, 2020.
West Virginia – HCR48 (11 sponsors).
Although bills have not yet been introduced, CoSP reports that it is also active in California, Colorado, Idaho and Kentucky.
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