“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.”

More at Source: Utah House committee OKs push for constitutional convention | The Salt Lake Tribune