United States Constitution; application for a convention of the states. (HJ3)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


U.S. Constitution; application for a convention of the states. Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.Full text: Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100011D
11/16/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/09/2016Assigned Rules sub: Special Subcommittee
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/11/2016Reported from Rules with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/16/2016Taken up
02/16/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2016Engrossed by House as amended HJ3E
02/16/2016Printed as engrossed 16100011D-E
02/16/2016Agreed to by House (52-Y 47-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Reading waived
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
03/04/2016Continued to 2017 in Rules
12/02/2016Left in Rules


Dixie Lee Thomas writes:

Leave our Constitution alone! The United States Constitution only needs to be enforced.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Dixie Lee Thomas
Rockbridge Baths, VA

Randy Schmidt, LtCol USAF (ret) writes:

It's just that simple - Article V given to us by the constitution to reclaim power and control to the people and the states' government representatives. Please pass this most important bill in our lifetime. For Liberty!

Randy Schmidt, Lt Col USAF (ret)
3831 South Orchard, Williamsburg, Va