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SJR 1, 82nd Regular Session
Urging the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States and, in the event that Congress does not submit such an amendment on or before December 31, 2011, applying to Congress to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to that constitution to provide, in the absence of a national emergency and on a two-thirds vote of Congress, for a federal balanced budget and requesting that the legislatures of each of the several states that compose the United States apply to Congress to call a convention to propose such an amendment.

Last action: Referred to State Sovereignty, Select

Author: Steve Ogden
Joint Author: Florence Shapiro
Coauthor: Kevin Eltife | Dan Patrick | Robert Nichols | Troy Fraser

Companion:

HJR 60 (Similar)
HJR 100 (Similar)

Bill Analyses:
Introduced (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Subjects:
BALANCED BUDGET
Resolutions--Legislative Policy
Resolutions--United States Constitution

House Committee: State Sovereignty, Select (Brandon Creighton, Dan Branch, Drew Darby, Trey Martinez Fischer, Sid Miller, Jim Pitts, Senfronia Thompson)
Senate Committee: State Affairs (Robert Duncan, Bob Deuell, Rodney Ellis, Troy Fraser, Joan Huffman, Mike Jackson, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Leticia Van de Putte, Tommy Williams)

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