85(R) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
10th Amendment
State Sovereignty
United States Constitution

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Brian Birdwell


Dawn Buckingham
Konni Burton
Robert Nichols


Rick Miller

Bill Caption

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. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This resolution would call for a convention of the states for the purpose of imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government as well as limiting federal power and jurisdiction, and imposing term limits on federal officials and members of Congress.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a good step in the direction of restoring power given to the states under the tenth amendment and requiring the federal government to balance their budget instead of running the debt and the deficit even higher. This resolution is certainly in the spirit of limited government, we therefore support SJR 2.