THE MADISON COALITION:
RESTORING A BALANCE OF STATE AND FEDERAL POWER

What Your State Can Do

WHAT STATES AND CONGRESS CAN DO NOW

The Madison Coalition encourages State leaders to consider the following actions:

1. Passage of a state law to strictly limit the authority of any delegates that state might send to an Article V Convention,  and to provide for the immediate replacement and subsequent punishment of any delegate who violated that limit.  Passage of such a "no runaway convention" law in a majority of states with a majority of the population would ensure that no convention majority could be assembled for an unauthorized amendment.

2. Enactment of a state constitutional amendment to prohibit the consideration or ratification in that state of any amendment from an Article V Convention that exceeded the limits on the scope of that Convention set by the states who called for the Convention.  Enactment of such a "no runaway convention" state constitutional amendment by just 13 states would ensure that no unauthorized amendment from an Article V convention could be ratified.
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