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AB 165 - Authorizes Role in a Constitutional Convention - Wisconsin Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Role in a Constitutional Convention

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Title: Authorizes Role in a Constitutional Convention

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes and provides regulations for Wisconsin's participation in a constitutional convention.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes Wisconsin to participate in a constitutional convention under Article V, which would be called for by Congress only after the request of at least two-thirds of the states (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Wisconsin legislature and Governor to appoint 7 delegates to attend the convention (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits delegates from considering, voting for, or approving an amendment that is not within the scope of the reason for which the convention has been called (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any delegate in violation of the above may be immediately dismissed and replaced upon a majority approval (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that once a convention has been called for, a Joint Committee of Correspondence will be established for the following purposes (Sec. 1):

    • Directing and facilitating all communications and notifications with delegates;

    • Organizing and regulating adaptations to the rules of the convention; and

    • Mandating quorum and necessary procedural matters for the convention.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Role in a Constitutional Convention

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes and provides regulations for Wisconsin's participation in a constitutional convention.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes Wisconsin to participate in a constitutional convention under Article V, which would be called for by Congress only after the request of at least two-thirds of the states (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Wisconsin legislature and Governor to appoint 7 delegates to attend the convention (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits delegates from considering, voting for, or approving an amendment that is not within the scope of the reason for which the convention has been called (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any delegate in violation of the above may be immediately dismissed and replaced upon a majority approval (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that once a convention has been called for, a Joint Committee of Correspondence will be established for the following purposes (Sec. 1):

    • Directing and facilitating all communications and notifications with delegates;

    • Organizing and regulating adaptations to the rules of the convention; and

    • Mandating quorum and necessary procedural matters for the convention.

Title: Authorizes Role in a Constitutional Convention

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