U.S. Constitution; application to Congress of United States to call an amendment convention. (HJ565)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


United States Constitution; amendment.Makes application to the United States Congress to call an amendment convention for the purpose of proposing a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced federal budget. Read the Bill »


01/31/2013: passed committee


12/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102995D
12/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Referred from Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2013Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104867D-H1
02/04/2013Taken up
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104867D-H1
02/04/2013Rejected by House (46-Y 49-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: REJECTED (46-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.


Rick Blaine writes:

The problem with a constitutional convention is that it could easily get out of control and we would lose the freedoms left to us by the Constitution.

stephen writes:

The budget will never be balanced as long as we elect people that trade costly programs for votes.

Laura Dely writes:

02/04: Failed in House Vote (46-Y. 49-N)