Call for convention of states falls short
The House rejected a resolution Thursday calling for a convention of the states to consider proposing a U.S. constitutional amendment.
House Joint Resolution 1022, by Rep. Rick Beck, R-Center Ridge, is part of a larger effort to get at least 34 state legislatures to call for the convention. It failed 32-56.
Beck said the proposed amendment would allow the states, with a vote of threefifths of legislatures, to nullify and repeal federal statutes, executive orders, judicial decisions, regulations and government mandates.