From: Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Conference Call: - Florida Governor Signs H.B. 609 Delegate Limitation Act! - Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Jun 05 18:40:05 MDT 2014
Governor Scott Signs H.B. 609
Delegate Limitation Act for
Article V Conventions

Dear Scott,  


You are invited to participate in the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force's weekly conference call to move forward the campaign to reach the necessary 34 state applications requesting a Convention for Proposing Amendments to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment.


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4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions

  • Defend North Carolina BBA Resolution
  • Discuss Delegate Limitation Act Successes 
  • Discuss Article V Education Events
  • Discuss Campaign Budget and Fundraising   
  • Updates from the BBA Task Force and Coalition Members

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In Liberty,


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Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force

P.O. Box 1261

Leesburg, Virginia 20175



Florida: Scott, Legislature set guidelines for Article V Convention

By Michael Hinman

The Laker / Lutz News


Now that Florida has taken the first official step to call for what is described as an Article V convention, preparations are being made just in case the other 33 needed states sign on and make it happen.


Gov. Rick Scott signed into law H.B. 609 on June 2, which outlines what Florida will do in case such a convention is ever convened. The state had not put together any protocol for such an occurrence in the past, but only because since the U.S. Constitution was ratified more than 200 years ago, no such convention has ever taken place.


But the possibility of an Article V convention happening started becoming a reality when H.M. 261 - a companion bill of S.M. 368 introduced by state Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby - gained the approval of both the House and Senate. That memorial takes a big first step to amend the U.S. Constitution with a measure that would force Congress to consider only single-subject bills.


"This is about having the federal government start conducting themselves in a professional manner," Simpson told The Laker/Lutz News back in January. "Most of the frustration we have with our government is that you have something like a spending bill in Congress. They always add on several hundred million dollars of something that has nothing to do with the subject they are dealing with. And as a citizen of the state of Florida, I am tired of our federal government being operated this way."


An Article V convention is one of two ways to amend the Constitution. The other is to have an amendment proposed by Congress itself, and then ratified by a super majority of the states - exactly how previous Constitutional amendments were implemented.


H.B. 609 passed the House on April 11 by a 73-42 margin, and the Senate on April 25 by a 21-15 vote. Simpson, who introduced the original memorial calling for the convention, did not vote on this supplemental bill.


The new law will allow both the House and Senate to appoint delegates and alternates to an Article V convention, if one were called. It would require the Legislature to adopt a resolution from both the House and Senate providing instruction to those delegates, according to a House analysis of the bill.


All of the delegates would be required to swear an oath to support the constitutions of both the United States and Florida, and abide by all the instructions of the Legislature. Failing to do to that could mean living life as a convicted felon.


If a delegate does not follow those instructions, their vote would be voided and their appointment to the convention would be forfeited. They also could be charged with a third-degree felony.


To read more, click here.

Arizona: Speaker appoints Rep. Kelly Townsend to participate in The Mount Vernon Assembly
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX - Speaker of the House of Representatives Andy Tobin appointed Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, to participate in The Mount Vernon Assembly scheduled to meet June 12 - 13 at the Indiana State House.

There will be more than 100 attendees from state legislatures across the country meeting to discuss each state's responsibilities with regard to Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and the possibility of adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution through a convention of states, also referred to as an Article V Convention.

"I encourage everyone to research and study Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and how an Article V Convention of states could effect changes to the way our federal government operates," said Townsend. 

"Using Article V to propose amendments to the Constitution has never been done before, so it is understandable that we are less than scholars on the subject, and vulnerable to the misinformation. Know the facts and decide for yourself," Townsend added.

Once an Article V Convention is called, amendments to the U.S. Constitution can then be proposed by the states. To take effect, an amendment requires approval of three-fourths of the 50 state legislatures or 38 states.
Read the article at the Sonoran News.


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