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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1522         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 788

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert L. Hedlund

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to rescind all previous calls for a federal constitutional convention .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert L. Hedlund

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1522        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 788

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 788) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to rescind all previous calls for a federal constitutional convention.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to rescind all previous calls for a federal constitutional convention .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 281 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-               SECTION 11: Section 1. The Legislature finds that it is not, at the present time, desirable to call a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. Section 2. The specific provisions of all previous Joint Resolutions making application for the calling of a federal constitutional convention, are hereby repudiated and rescinded Section 3. The repudiation and rescission provided for in this Act is strictly limited to the portions of the Joint Resolutions making application for the calling of a federal constitutional convention and do not apply to the alternative call embodied in the Joint Resolutions for Congress to propose specific constitutional amendments to the states for adoption.

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