U.S. Constitution; application to U.S. Congress to call convention to propose an amendment. (SJ280)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


United States Constitution; amendment.  Makes application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment that permits the repeal of any federal law or regulation by vote of two-thirds of the state legislatures. The resolution states that application would be revoked and withdrawn if the convention acts to amend the Constitution for any purpose other than consideration of a federal appeal amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/15/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102634D
12/15/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Courtesy of the Republican Party of Virginia, this is video of a committee vote being held on this vote.

The Washington Post explains.