Call for a Federal Constitutional Convention | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Call for a Federal Constitutional Convention

Passage of Senate Joint Resolution 102 and House Joint Resolution 87 would add Kentucky to the list of states to get to the 34 needed to open up the U.S. Constitution for change. These resolutions are directed at "fiscal restraint" and "limiting the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government" – which basically means that a wide variety of changes to our constitution could be proposed. 

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. Hornback, Mills, McDaniel

KFTC's platform supports a healthy democracy. A Constitutional Convention would be a huge threat to our democracy. A Constitutional Convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution is unprecedented.

SJR 102 was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. HJR 87 was assigned to the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Neither bill was called for a vote.

SJR 102 / HJR 87 handout

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KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes