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Text of A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the right to repeal ...

...right to repeal Federal laws and regulations when ratified by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.

This resolution was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 12, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 12

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 12, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the right to repeal Federal laws and regulations when ratified by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several States, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.

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