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February 19, 2020

Debate Goes Back and Forth on Resolution Calling for Convention of States

WV Metro News – In a public hearing on the House chamber floor, numerous West Virginia citizens voiced support and concern for a resolution sitting in the House urging Congress to call a convention to propose a Constitutional amendment on congressional term limits. Read article.

The state Senate passed the resolution, S.C.R. 4, 20 to 10 with four absences in the first two weeks of the 2020 regular legislative session.

Ted Boettner, the Executive Director of West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy said during the hearing in front of the Committee on the Judiciary a convention is a threat to the Constitution.

He said that a convention could be confined to one issue.

“Since there is no clear procedure to limit the process, scope or outcome of a Constitutional Convention,” Boettner said.

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