Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention
The first national Convention of the States since 1861.
Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention ...
The first national "convention of the states" since 1861.
Article V of the Constitution of the United States enables the States to propose an amendment to the Constitution by way of a "convention for proposing amendments." Congress is required to call a convention when two-thirds (34) of the state legislatures pass a resolution requesting the convention.
The effort to secure a convention for the limited subject of proposing a balanced budget amendment is approaching the thirty-four state threshold.
Since a convention for proposing an amendment has never been convened in our history, it is both prudent and necessary for the states to meet in formal convention to prepare for such a gathering.
As a result, the Arizona State Legislature approved House Concurrent Resolution 2022 on March 30, 2017 which calls a national convention of the states for that purpose.
This convention will be the first time in the history of our country that the States will assemble to plan to use the fifth article to propose an amendment to the Constitution.
This website is provided by the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force (BBATF). The BBATF is the national organization which is coordinating the effort to secure the necessary two-thirds of the states to convene a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States by way of Article V of the Constitution.
The Arizona Legislature has posted the following website which provides the "official" information regarding the convention: http://www.azleg.gov/bbapc/
For more information regarding the BBATF, please go to bba4usa.org.