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HCR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil Urging Congress to abolish the current income based system of taxation. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 25 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a balanced federal budget. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 77 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1901 and 1911 applications to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the direct election of U.S. Senators. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 80 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 104 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Urging the Congress of the United States to propose for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution which would prohibit, with one exception, the practice of abortion within the United States or in any place subject to their jurisdiction or, in the alternative, applying to Congress to call a convention, pursuant to Article V of that Constitution, for the specific and limited purpose of proposing such an amendment to that Constitution for ratification. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 120 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Applying to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore balance and integrity to our elections. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
SCR 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
SJR 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose term limits for justices of the United States Supreme Court and to allow the states to overturn a decision of the United States Supreme Court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 16 85-1 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to abolish the current income-based system of taxation and to enact a national retail sales tax, and urging repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Received from the House
HCR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a "Regulation Freedom Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HJR 78 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 79 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
SCR 2 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 6 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Urging the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 25 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution for the purpose of addressing concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 46 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Urging the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that, except during a national emergency or a war declared by the Congress of the United States pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, United States Constitution, or other national emergency, the total of all federal appropriations for a fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenue for that fiscal year. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 35 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a balanced federal budget. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select No action taken in committee
HJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require the approval of a majority of the state legislatures before Congress may increase the federal debt. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HJR 94 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Urging Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and related cases and events. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HJR 101 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the application of the 26th Texas Legislature made in the year 1899 to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HR 230 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Expressing opposition to the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and urging the United States Congress to propose and send to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution restoring republican democracy to the people of the United States. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
SCR 2 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Rescinding every application made at any time by the Legislature of the State of Texas to the United States Congress to call a national convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, for proposing any amendment or amendments to that Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon Urging Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing a constitutional amendment that permits the repeal of any federal law or regulation by vote of two-thirds of the state legislatures. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 19 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Memorializing the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that any provision of law or regulation of the United States can be repealed if two-thirds of the state legislatures approve resolutions for that purpose and requesting that the legislatures of the other states join this state in urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a "Repeal Amendment." House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment and to cap the maximum federal income tax rate at 15 percent. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 91 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that provides that corporations are not persons under the laws of the United States. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 34 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a balanced federal budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Applying to Congress to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to permit the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 69 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that the power to regulate health and education is reserved to the states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 81 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide for congressional term limits, the line-item veto, a balanced federal budget, a limit on federal debt, and the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the several states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 100 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 123 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted convention under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SJR 1 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al. 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. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SJR 10 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 15 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide for congressional term limits, the line-item veto, a balanced federal budget, a limit on federal debt, and the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the several states. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 73 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 71 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 24 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HJR 39 80-0 (2007) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
SJR 19 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 14 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Memorializing Congress to propose an amendment to reform Clause 7, Section 9, Article I, United States Constitution, relating to the federal budget. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 26 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HJR 84 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Alma Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 76 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HR 526 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a U.S. constitutional amendment to prohibit courts from mandating states or political subdivisions to levy or increase taxes. House: State Affairs Reported enrolled
SR 373 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Memorializing Congress to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof to levy or increase taxes. Senate: State Affairs Reported enrolled
HJR 72 77-0 (2001) Author: Raymond, Richard Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 485 77-0 (2001) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof, or an official of any state or political subdivision, to levy or increase taxes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SR 286 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof, or an official of any state or political subdivision, to levy or increase taxes. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HR 573 76-0 (1999) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof, or an official of any state or political subdivision, to levy or increase taxes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 16 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 10 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HCR 57 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al. Memorializing the Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution exempting desecration of the American flag from protection by the First Amendment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 22 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit to two the number of terms that a member of the United States Senate may serve and to limit to six the number of terms that a member of the United States House of Representatives may serve. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 28 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the United States Supreme Court, and all other federal courts, from ordering or instructing a state, or a political subdivision thereof, or an official of such state or political subdivision, to levy or increase taxes for any reason. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 42 74-0 (1995) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HJR 87 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to specify twelve-year terms of service for justices of the United States Supreme Court and for judges of federal courts inferior thereto. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 91 74-0 (1995) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Reaffirming the provisions of previously-adopted resolutions of the Texas Legislature that memorialize the United States Congress relative to amending the United States Constitution to mandate that, with specific exceptions, federal expenditures not exceed federal revenues. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 101 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for equal legal rights for men and women. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 112 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Reaffirming the application by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 121 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Rescinding the previous application of the 65th Legislature of the State of Texas to the Congress of the United States of America for the calling of a constitutional convention for the purpose of requiring a balanced federal budget, and rescinding any other previous applications of the Legislature of the State of Texas to the Congress of the United States of America for the calling of a constitutional convention for any purpose, limited or general. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 24 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Memorializing the Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution exempting desecration of the American flag from protection by First Amendment. Senate: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
SJR 33 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al. Ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HCR 67 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant item veto authority to the president of the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 88 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Requesting the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution to limit the terms of members of the Senate and House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 52 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Applying to Congress for a convention for the purpose of proposing alterations in the U. S. Constitution to affect twelve year terms for justices of the Supreme Court and for judges of federal courts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 219 72-0 (1991) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Designating December 15, 1991, as Bill of Rights Day. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HCR 228 72-0 (1991) Author: Culberson, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Recognizing 1991 as the Bill of Rights Bicentennial. House: Public Education Signed by the Governor
HCR 23 71-0 (1989) Author: Earley, Robert Memorializing Congress to propose a constitutional amendment prohibiting a federal tax on income from obligations issued by states. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HCR 204 71-0 (1989) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al. Affirming that the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is an operational force governing the powers of the states and the federal government. House: State Affairs Received from House
HCR 294 71-0 (1989) Author: McKinney, Mike
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1939 decision in the case of Coleman v. Miller. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HCR 295 71-0 (1989) Author: McKinney, Mike
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HJR 6 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the compensation of members of the United States Congress and when any variations therein shall take effect. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 5 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Earley, Robert
Urging Congress to amend the United States Constitution to prohibit the United States from levying income taxes on income derived from obligations of the states and their political subdivisions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 18 71-1 (1989) Author: Johnson, Sam | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Calling on Congress to submit to the states a constitutional amendment protecting the American flag from willful burning or destruction. Senate: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 3 71-2 (1989) Author: Hammond, Bill Petitioning Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment limiting the terms of members of Congress. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 7 71-3 (1990) Author: Hammond, Bill Petitioning Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment limiting the terms of members of Congress. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 77 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Memorializing Congress to initiate an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for the appointment of federal district court judges to terms of six years. House: Judicial Affairs
HCR 88 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Applying to Congress for a convention for the purpose of proposing alterations in the U.S. Constitution to affect twelve-year terms for justices of the Supreme Court and for judges of federal courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HCR 115 70-0 (1987) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Recognizing the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
SR 44 70-2 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy Selecting a committee to plan an appropriate celebration in recognition of the 200th birthday of the drafting of the United States Constitution.
HCR 55 69-0 (1985) Author: Ceverha, Bill Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment that provides the president with line item veto authority. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HCR 3 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to prayer in public schools. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HCR 68 68-2 (1984) Author: Ceverha, Bill Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment that would grant the president power to veto individual line items in spending bills. House: State Affairs Record vote
HCR 2 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention relating to assignment of students to particular public schools. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 27 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a right to life for the unborn. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 33 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to limit length of congressional sessions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 65 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for voter review of federal judges. House: State Affairs No action taken
SCR 4 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for election of federal district court judges. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SCR 12 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to voluntary school prayer in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SCR 22 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment relating to right-to-work. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SCR 39 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Rescinding ratification of federal equal rights amendment. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 40 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Requesting Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 42 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress regarding extending time for ratification of federal equal rights amendment. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 73 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for intitiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HCR 30 67-1 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Memorializing Congress to propose to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for initiative and referendum at the federal level. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SCR 11 67-1 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum at the federal level. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HCR 10 67-2 (1982) Author: Smith, Carlyle Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 2 67-2 (1982) Author: Mengden, Walter Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HCR 22 66-0 (1979) Author: Smothers, Clay Rescinding ratification of the proposed amendment to the U.S Constitution relating to equal rights for men and women. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HCR 70 66-0 (1979) Author: Smothers, Clay Declaring that ratification by Texas of federal equal rights amendment expires on March 22, 1979. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HCR 72 66-0 (1979) Author: Chavez, Melchor Petitioning Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment prohibiting federal deficit spending. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SCR 12 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Rescinding the state's ratification of the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to equal rights for men and women. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SCR 13 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate amendment to U.S. Constitution to provide for election of federal district judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SCR 88 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate an amendment providing for initiative and referendum on the federal level. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HCR 10 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Proposing to the Congress of the United States an amendment to the Constitution of the United States concerning not allowing federal appropriations to exceed federal revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HCR 12 65-0 (1977) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Memorializing Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for the election of federal district court judges by the people of the district. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HCR 13 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Memorializing Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for selection of federal judges by popular election. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HCR 31 65-0 (1977) Author: Donaldson, Jerry "Nub"
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Memorializing Congress to propose constitutional amendment to require U.S. to have a balanced budget or alternately requesting that Congress call a constitutional convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the federal constitution requiring a balanced budget. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 178 65-0 (1977) Author: Hartung, Frank Memorializing Congress in regard to a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SCR 11 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter To memorialize the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prohibit deficit spending by the federal government, except in times of genuine emergency, when authorized by a 4/5th vote of each house of Congress. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SCR 72 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to provide for election of federal district judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HCR 13 65-2 (1978) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. Signed by the Governor
HCR 9 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to memorializing Congress to call a constitutional convention to adopt an amendment providing for a debt ceiling under certain circumstances. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 10 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to adopt an amendment for the election of the comptroller. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 11 64-0 (1975) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Memorializing congress to initiate an amendment regarding the election of federal district judges. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HCR 13 64-0 (1975) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to requesting congress to propose a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 83 63-0 (1973) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Requesting congress to call a constitutional convention to propose a balanced-budget amendment. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 84 63-0 (1973) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose a new article to as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 94 63-0 (1973) Author: None, Bill not filed There was no House Concurrent Resolution 94 introduced in the regular session.
SCR 47 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Be it resolved that the Senate of the 63rd Legislature, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Legislature of Texas hereby memorialize the Congress of the U.S. to take action to remove appellate jurisdiction from lower Federal courts and Supreme Court in the field of abortion; to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. to protect the life of every human being from moment of conception; and that a copy of this Resolution be sent to President and Vice-President of the U.S. and to each Senator and Representative in Congress from Texas with the request that this Resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SCR 55 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Senate Concurrent Resolution that the Legislature of the State of Texas hereby makes application to the Congress of the United State to call a convention for proposing the following amendment to the Constitution of the United States; There shall be elected a Comptroller, who shall be elected for same term and in same manner and who shall have the same qualifications as the President. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 38 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter To make application to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing and amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for noncoercive, nondenominational prayer in schools.
HCR 46 62-0 (1971) Author: Shannon, Tommy Memorializing Congress concerning an Amendment to the Constitution regarding proportion of taxes to be shared by the states.
HCR 65 62-0 (1971) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Petitioning Congress to call convention proposing an amendment to the Constitution concerning state public schools.
HCR 91 62-0 (1971) Author: Reed, Dick Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution extending the right to vote to persons 18 years of age or older.
HCR 119 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" | et. al. Concerning busing of students.
HCR 121 62-0 (1971) Author: Slider, James L. Concerning busing of students.
HCR 174 62-0 (1971) Author: Lee, W.E. "Will" Relating to proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution; concerning assignment of students to schools.
SCR 65 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. | et. al.
Sponsor: Calhoun, Frank
Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, extending the right to vote to persons who are 18 years of age or older.
HCR 14 62-2 (1972) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention to adopt a bussing amendment.
SCR 1 62-2 (1972) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Ratifying and adopting a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for women (Equal Rights Amendment).
SCR 17 62-2 (1972) Author: Grover, Henry | et. al. Memorializing Congress to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding busing of students.
HCR 17 62-3 (1972) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Petitioning The Congress of the United States for a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States to prevent assignment of students based on race, religion, color or national origin.
HCR 28 62-3 (1972) Author: Williamson, Billy H. | et. al. Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an Article on public education as an amendment to the Constitution of the Unite States.
SCR 8 62-3 (1972) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Petitioning Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the forced busing of students to achieve racial balance.
SCR 9 62-3 (1972) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Petitioning Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the forced busing of students.
SCR 10 62-3 (1972) Author: Grover, Henry | et. al. Petitioning the Congress of the United States for a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prevent the assignment of students based on race, religion, color or national origin.
HCR 4 62-4 (1972) Author: Traeger, John | et. al. Memorializing Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to not assigning nor compelling a student to attend any particular public school on account of race, religion, color or national origin.
SCR 6 62-4 (1972) Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al. Memorializing Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to the right of students to attend the public school nearest their place of residence regardless of race, color, national origin, religion or sex.
HCR 16 60-0 (1967)
HCR 29 60-0 (1967)
HCR 170 60-0 (1967)
SCR 12 60-0 (1967) Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an article related to income tax revenue as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
SCR 39 60-0 (1967)
SCR 50 60-0 (1967)
HCR 28 59-0 (1965)
SCR 23 59-0 (1965)
SCR 24 59-0 (1965) Memorializing Congress to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an article related to apportionment as an amendment to the Constitution.
HCR 16 58-0 (1963)
HCR 21 58-0 (1963) Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution.
HCR 22 58-0 (1963) Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment related to apportionment as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
HCR 29 58-0 (1963) Applying to Congress under Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention to propose an article of amendment to the Constitution providing for a fair and just division of the electoral votes within states in the election of the President and Vice President.
SCR 22 58-0 (1963)
SCR 91 55-0 (1957) Applying to Congress to call a convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution, to consider and propose an amendment granting the power to the several or individual states the right to conserve and regulate the exploration, production, and distribution of their petroleum products, water, sulphur, and all other minerals and natural resources.
HCR 5 55-2 (1957) Petitioning the United States Congress to call a National Convention upon the application of two-thirds of the states' legislatures for the purpose of drafting and amendment to the United States Constitution which will place definite limits upon the United States Government in order to preserve the individual states as states.
SCR 15 54-0 (1955) Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.
SJR 1 36-3 (1920) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Proposing an amendment withdrawing and nullifying action of the Thirty-sixth Legislature of Texas at its Second Called Session in ratifying the Eighteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution.
HCR 11 32-0 (1911) Making an application to the Congress of the United States to submit to the States an amendment to the Federal Constitution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people, or to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Federal Constitution.
HCR 17 32-0 (1911) Applying to Congress under the provisions of Article 5 of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States whereby polygamy and polygamous cohabitation shall be prohibited.
HCR 15 28-0 (1903) Applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of submitting to the States for ratification an amendment to the Federal Constitution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people.
HCR 22 27-0 (1901) Requesting that the Congress of the United States call a constitutional convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States, as provided in Article 5 of the Constitution of the United States.
SCR 4 26-0 (1899) Providing for petitioning and requesting that the Congress of the United States of America call a convention for proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States of America.

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