SB 959

85(R) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Bryan Hughes

Bill Caption

Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 959 would execute an interstate compact for a balanced budget. The compact would introduce a balanced budget amendment which details its guidelines. This bill would establish a commission and administrator for the compact to oversee its coordination, operation, funding, and enforcement. The compact would require each member state to apply to Congress for the calling of a convention for the ratification of the Balance Budget Amendment. Procedures would be created for: membership in the compact; withdrawal from the compact; the appointment and responsibility of delegates for the convention; and convention and compact rules.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We support this bill for its attempt to get a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution which would support limited government.