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HCR 59 - Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

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Legislation-Resolution - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (76-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that requests a U.S. constitutional convention to require that all bills be confined to a single subject and that all amendments be relevant to the bill.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the Louisiana State Legislature is applying to the U.S. Congress for a constitutional convention to propose an amendment requiring that bills be confined to a single subject and prohibits amendments that are not relevant to the introduced bill. -Specifies that if a convention is called, state delegates will only be authorized to propose amendments regarding the subject matter specifically addressed in the applications submitted by the states that called the convention (Art. 1). -Requires every state to appoint only 1 delegate from each congressional district (Art. 2, Sec. 1). -Specifies that each delegate gets one vote and that all votes will be recorded; requires that any amendment to be submitted to the states for ratification must first be approved by at least a majority of the convention delegates (Art. 5, Sec. 1 & 2). -Requires the starting date of the constitutional convention to be no less than 90 days and no more than 270 days after the November election (Art. 6, Sec. 1). -Authorizes the convention to subpoena officials of the federal government for witnesses or evidence, but exempts the president and vice president from such subpoenas (Art. 8, Sec. 1 & 3). -Requires that all convention meetings be open to the public with public notice being given no less than 48 hours in advance (Art. 9, Sec. 2 & 3).
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions

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