SB 21

85(R) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
10th Amendment

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Paul Bettencourt
Brian Birdwell
Donna Campbell
Brandon Creighton
Charles Perry
Kel Seliger
Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. 

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would establish a procedure by which the Legislature would appoint delegates for Texas in a constitutional convention of the states as well as limitations on delegates and procedures by which the legislature could recall delegates who violate those limitations. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Although a constitutional convention of the states would be a good way to check the power of the federal government and restore powers to the states, this bill merely establishes the procedure for appointing delegates and lays out limitations on the delegates, and does not call for the convention itself. It is therefore a procedural bill without a direct connection to our liberty principles, and we remain neutral. 

To be clear, we support SJR 2 which is an application to the United States Congress to call an Article V convention of the states.