Section 1. The legislature of the State of Massachusetts hereby applies to Congress, under the
provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of
the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose
fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal
Section 2. The secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the
President and Secretary of the United States Senate and to the Speaker and Clerk of the United
States House of Representatives, and copies to the members of the said Senate and House of
Representatives from this State; also to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of
the legislative houses in the several States, requesting their cooperation.
Section 3. This application 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 several
states have made applications on the same subject.
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