2015 Senate Bill 306

Authorize joining multistate “Compact for a Balanced Budget”

Introduced in the Senate

April 29, 2015

Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R-31)

To authorize Michigan’s membership in a “Compact for a Balanced Budget.” This would use the device of a multistate compact to submit an application to Congress calling for an Article V "convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution." This would be limited to proposing an amendment prohibiting Congress from increasing the national debt without the approval of a majority of state legislatures.

Referred to the Committee on Elections and Government Reform

July 1, 2015

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Sept. 17, 2015

Passed in the Senate 26 to 11 (details)

Received in the House

Sept. 17, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Financial Liability Reform