- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has moved a resolution calling for a convention of states to amend the federal constitution.

House Joint Resolution 22, sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, requests the U.S. Congress to call a convention to consider limiting jurisdiction of the federal government, term limits for federal offices and fiscal restraints to be imposed upon the federal budget.

Thirty-four states must pass such a resolution before Congress is required to call such a convention. Afterward, it would take 38 states to ratify the amendments passed by such a convention.

Wilson says Georgia is the only state that has passed such a resolution.

The resolution was moved to the Senate Rules Committee.



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