This is a list of known applications made to the United States Congress by the state legislatures for a Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution under Article V of the Constitution which provides in pertinent part:
The Congress, ..., on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments ... which, ..., shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths thereof, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress.
A discussion on the history of this process can be found at Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. In particular, theories as to the validity of rescission of applications may also be found there as well as in List of rescissions of Article V Convention applications. All known applications are listed here, noting if and when such an application was known to have been subsequently rescinded.
On January 6, 2015 the United States House of Representatives began the process of cataloging applications submitted to the House by the state legislatures with the adoption of a new provision in the House's parliamentary rules of procedure. Previously, all documents related to Article V Convention applications were administratively processed as memorials and only summarized in the House's portion of the Congressional Record and then referred to the House's Judiciary Committee. The Clerk of the House, on that office's webpage, has since listed some—but not all—applications and rescissions received by Congress' lower chamber since 1960. As this list may so easily be subsequently removed by a mere change in House rules, references to the actual Congressional Record are preferred. In its portion of the Congressional Record, the United States Senate, by contrast, typically publishes the entire verbatim text of a state legislature's application for an Article V Convention rather than to merely summarize the application's content. Once published verbatim in the Record, the Senate refers such memorials to its own Judiciary Committee.
The Congressional Record prior to 1876 is available through the Library of Congress, and online since 1995. In 1990, Judge Bruce Van Sickle and attorney Lynn M. Boughey compiled a list from the Congressional Record of state applications for an Article V Convention in the Hamline Law Review. Photocopies of the relevant sections of the Congressional Record have are available through Friends of the Article V Convention (FOAVC) for the gap in the electronically available Congressional Record.
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