“A House Committee gave its OK Friday for Utah to seek a constitutional convention aimed at limiting the power of the federal government and imposing term limits on members of Congress. HJR8 advanced on a 6-3 vote.
The U.S. Constitution allows for a convention of the states to propose constitutional amendments as long 34 states submit similar applications. Any amendment coming out of the convention would still require ratification by three-fourths of the states. Five states have approved language identical to Utah’s bill and legislation is pending in 32 other states, said Mark Meckler of the organization Convention of States.”
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