SJR 13: Ratifying an amendment to the Constitution of the United States concerning the balancing of the federal budget.
00SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13 01 Ratifying an amendment to the Constitution of the United States concerning the 02 balancing of the federal budget. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS the House of Representatives of the 104th Congress of the United States 05 passed H.J. Res. 1, on January 26, 1995, a resolution proposing the following amendment to 06 the United States Constitution: 07 "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 08 States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring 09 therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the 10 Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and 11 purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three- 12 fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission to the States 13 for ratification: 14 'ARTICLE -
01 'SECTION 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total 02 receipts for that fiscal year, unless three-fifths of the whole number of each 03 House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over 04 receipts by a rollcall vote. 05 'SECTION 2. The limit on the debt of the United States held by the 06 public shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the whole number of each 07 House shall provide by law for such an increase by a rollcall vote. 08 'SECTION 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to 09 the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that 10 fiscal year in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. 11 'SECTION 4. No bill to increase revenue shall become law unless 12 approved by a majority of the whole number of each House by a rollcall vote. 13 'SECTION 5. The Congress may waive the provisions of this article 14 for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect. The provisions of 15 this article may be waived for any fiscal year in which the United States is 16 engaged in military conflict which causes an imminent and serious military 17 threat to national security and is so declared by a joint resolution, adopted by 18 a majority of the whole number of each House, which becomes law. 19 'SECTION 6. The Congress shall enforce and implement this article 20 by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays and receipts. 21 'SECTION 7. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United 22 States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall 23 include all outlays of the United States Government except for those for 24 repayment of debt principal. 25 'SECTION 8. This article shall take effect beginning with fiscal year 26 2002 or with the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever 27 is later.'"; 28 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature ratifies the proposed amendment 29 to the United States Constitution as set out in the House Resolution. 30 COPIES of this resolution, properly certified, shall be sent to the Honorable Al Gore, 31 Jr., Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; to the Honorable
01 Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; and to the Honorable Frank G. 02 Burke, Archivist of the United States; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable 03 Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, 04 members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.