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HJR23 181756-1 By Representatives Rich, Whorton (R), Whorton (I), Shedd, Martin, Ainsworth, Faust, Fridy, Greer, Henry, Wilcox, Wadsworth, Weaver, Harper, Standridge, Treadaway, Tuggle, Farley, Mooney, Collins, Moore (B), Butler, Nordgren, Drake, Lovvorn, Holmes (M), Wingo, Fincher, Brown, Ellis, Carns and Ledbetter RFD: Rules First Read: 09-JAN-18 181756-1:n:02/02/2017:DSM/mfc LRS2017-497 CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO LIMIT TERMS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. WHEREAS, Article V of the Constitution of the United States provides that Congress shall call a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution upon application by at least two-thirds of the states urging such action; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we hereby make application to Congress, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America, urging Congress to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to limit the number of terms a person may serve as a Member of the United States House of Representatives and as a Member of the United States Senate. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this resolution making application to Congress to call a convention to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, each member of the Alabama Delegation to the United States Congress, and to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in each state. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this application shall be considered as covering the same subject matter as the applications from other states to Congress to call a convention to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate; and this application shall be combined with the applications of other states for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of the states necessary to require Congress to call a limited convention for the purpose of setting term limits on the Members of Congress, but shall not be combined with applications on any other subject. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the states have made applications on the same subject.