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SB 1242: Interstate Compacts


Interstate Compacts; Adopting and entering the state into an interstate Compact for a Balanced Budget; exempting the compact from the Article V Constitutional Convention Act; providing for proposal by the compact’s member states of an amendment to the United States Constitution requiring the Federal Government to maintain a balanced budget with certain exceptions; providing that the balanced budget amendment is not considered ratified until ratified by a specified number of states; authorizing severability of the compact under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2015 Senate • Filed
3/2/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 120
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 120
3/26/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/31/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/31/2015 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 316
4/1/2015 Senate • Now in Finance and Tax -SJ 316
4/8/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax, 04/13/15, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
4/13/2015 Senate • Favorable by Finance and Tax; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 422
4/14/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 422
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Appropriations