Call for con­ven­tion of states falls short

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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