United States Constitution; amendment concerning federal budget, sunset provision. (HJ90)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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

Status

02/16/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/09/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100175D
01/09/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
02/09/2016Assigned Rules sub: Special Subcommittee
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (3-Y 2-N)
02/11/2016Reported from Rules with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/16/2016Taken up
02/16/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2016Pending question ordered
02/16/2016Engrossed by House as amended HJ90E
02/16/2016Printed as engrossed 16100175D-E
02/16/2016Agreed to by House (55-Y 44-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Reading waived
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
03/04/2016Continued to 2017 in Rules

Video

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 4 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

I WOULD SAY THAT THE PROBLEM WITH A TRILLION SOUNDS LIKE A BILLION AND A MILLION AND A ZILLION. IT IS JUST ALMOST UNIMAGINABLE. BUT WHAT IS NOT UNIMAGINABLE IS WHO IS GOING TO PAY THE BILL. NOT US. MAYBE OUR CHILDREN. MAYBE OUR GRAND CHILDREN. THIS BILL IS TOO BIG FOR THE CURRENT GENERATION TO PAY. I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT FOR A MOMENT. IMAGINE IF ANY ONE OF US HAD THE IDEA THAT DURING THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES OR MAYBE NEAR THE END OF OUR LIVES WE WOULD RUN UP SOME BIG CREDIT CARD BILLS IS BIG DEBTS OTHERWISE AND WHEN WE DIE WE WILL LEAVE THESE TO OUR KIDS, YOU CAN PAY THE BILL. WE HAD A GOOD TIME AND LIVED A GOOD LIFE, YOU AFFORD IT, YOU CAN COVER IT. THAT WOULD BE UNTHINKABLE. NONE OF US WOULD DO THAT. I HEAR FROM PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND STATE LAW THAT WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. THE UNTHINKABLE IS WHAT WE TO EVERY DAY THROUGH THE CONDUIT OF THE GOVERNMENT BY ALLOWING THE NUMBER TO KEEP INCREASING. THERE IS ONLY TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT CAN STOP IT. 535 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO COULD PASS THIS AMENDMENT ANY TIME THEY WANT. THEY HAVEN'T DECADES. WE HAD ELESSES AND CHANGES THERE. IT HASN'T HAPPENED. THERE IS ANOTHER GROUP. 7,400 APPROXIMATELY STATE LEGISLATORS. MORE THAN HALF HAVE TAKEN THE STEP THAT THIS AMENDMENT WOULD DO TO CALL FOR A CONVENTION AND 27 STATES ALREADY CALLED FOR THIS, FOR THIS PURPOSE THEY ARE LIST THE ON LINES 36 THROUGH 39. I RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST THAT WE JOIN THEM AND TAKE THE STEP THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BECAUSE THERE IS NO THIRD GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES SOMEWHERE THAT CAN DO THIS. I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS THOUGHT. IF IT IS NOT US, THEN WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION.

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill): MR. SPEAKER I MOVE THE SPENDING QUESTION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM HENRICO MOVES THE QUESTION. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. SHALL THE RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED. THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 55, NOS 44.

[Unknown]: AYES 55, NOS 44,.