Text: H.J.Res.52 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 52 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 52

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
    allowing the States to call a limited convention solely for the 
purposes of considering whether to propose a specific amendment to the 
                             Constitution.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 24, 2013

   Mr. Culberson (for himself, Mr. Cuellar, and Mr. Bishop of Utah) 
 introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
    allowing the States to call a limited convention solely for the 
purposes of considering whether to propose a specific amendment to the 
                             Constitution.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled   (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article--

    ``The Congress, on application of the legislatures of two-thirds of 
the several states, which all contain an identical amendment, shall 
call a convention solely to decide whether to propose that specific 
amendment to the States, which, if proposed, shall be valid to all 
intents and purposes as part of this Constitution when ratified 
pursuant to Article V.''.
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