HCR 5 5 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 5
SPONSORS: Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. Patten, Merr. 17; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Rep. Abear, Belk. 2; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10
COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs
This resolution applies for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments to the 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.
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Whereas, the founders 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 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, by proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States 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 House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the legislature of the state of New Hampshire hereby applies 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 amendments to the Constitution of the Unites 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 its officials and for members of Congress.
That the house clerk is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of the United States Senate and to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and copies to the members of the said Senate and House of Representatives from this state; also to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several states, requesting their cooperation.
That 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.
|Feb. 8, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 22, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
: Died on Table
March 9, 2017: Lay on Table (Rep. Baldasaro): MA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 49
: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 8, 2017: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 10-7; RC)
Feb. 22, 2017: Executive Session: 02/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Feb. 8, 2017: Public Hearing: 02/08/2017 02:30 PM LOB 206
Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 3 P. 9