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Addendum: Other Questions - What would the convention look like?: During the Founding Era, a "convention" was usually an ad hoc assembly designed to pinch-hit for a legislature. Today we tend to think of a convention as a ?constitutional convention,? but during the Founding Era most of those gatherings were not ?constitutional? at all. Most were simply task forces assigned to recommend solutions to pre-specified problems. Others were established to ratify the work done by others.
Florida Senate - 2014 - A memorial to the Congress of the United States, applying to Congress to call a convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States which impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.

The Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress - Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two methods of proposing amendments. First, Congress, with the approval of two-thirds of both houses, may propose amendments to the states for ratification, a procedure used to propose all 27 current amendments to the Constitution. Second, if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states (34 at present) apply, Congress shall call a convention for considering and proposing amendments. This alternative, known as an Article V Convention, has not been implemented to date.
Finishing Reagan?s Last Battle - Calling for States to Propose a Balanced Budget Amendment - Conservative groups and Congressional Members should begin a national public relations/education campaign calling for a federal Balanced Budget Amendment "BBA" through an amendments convention 'the second method to amend the Constitution'. When 2/3 of states call for a BBA, it can be proposed for final consideration by 3/4 of states.
Proposing Constitutional Amendments By A Convention of the States - Our Founders knew the importance of checks and balances. In the United States Constitution, they enumerated one of the most important roles states have in keeping the federal government in check. Under Article V, states are granted the right to require Congress to call a convention of the states, during which states can propose amendments to the Constitution. For decades we have allowed Congress to run rampant, spending as it pleases. In 30 years, Congress has managed to balance the budget only twice.