As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. J. R. No. 7


Representative Huffman 

Cosponsors: Representatives Hottinger, Scherer, Beck, Stebelton, Duffey, Lynch, Buchy, Terhar, Boose, Rosenberger, Hall, Conditt, Blessing, Dovilla, Derickson, Grossman, Smith, Johnson, Amstutz, Butler, Romanchuk, Blair, McGregor, Slaby, Adams, R., Stautberg, McClain, Roegner, Brown 



A JOINT RESOLUTION
Applying for an Article V amendments convention.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:

       The members of the 130th General Assembly of Ohio hereby apply to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to 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 revenues for that fiscal year, together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints; and be it further

        RESOLVED, The Secretary of State is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of the Senate and to the Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Congress, and copies to the members of the said Senate and House of Representatives from Ohio; also to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several states, requesting their cooperation; and be it further

       RESOLVED, This application is to be considered as covering the balanced budget amendment language of the presently outstanding balanced budget applications from other states, including previously adopted applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas; and this application shall be aggregated with same for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of states necessary to require the calling of a convention for proposing a balanced budget amendment, but shall not be aggregated with any applications on any other subject; and be it further

        RESOLVED, This application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject. It supersedes all previous applications by this legislature on the same subject.