State Representative Christina M. Hagan (R-Alliance) announced that in an effort to rein in federal government spending, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 5 during session today.  The legislation was introduced by Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) in the Senate and it is similar to House Joint Resolution 7.


The resolution urges Congress, pursuant to Article V of the constitution, to call a convention of the states for the purpose of proposing a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.  As amended, S.J.R. 5 does not allow for the discussion of other amendments during the convention and would focus on balancing the budget.


“Our founders had great foresight recognizing we would need tools to demand the best of our governance at all levels. It is essential for my generation and the future of this nation that we work without relent to address our national debt crisis,” Rep. Hagan said.  “This is precisely why I asked you to send me to Columbus on your behalf, to fight for our future and the preservation of America's intent.”


When 34 states pass similar resolutions, Congress must set a time and location for the convention to occur, in which delegates of each state legislature will debate the balanced budget amendment.  Ohio will be the 20th state to pass a resolution pertaining to Article V.


S.J.R. 5 passed the House with bipartisan support and will now move to the Senate for concurrence.

 
 
 
  
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