Article V

"The Congress . . . on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments."

Rules Adopted at june 2016 meeting of asl

After a great deal of thoughtful and respectful debate, the Assembly adopted their proposed rules for an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution in the shadow of Independence Hall on June 17, 2016.

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A body of currently serving, bipartisan, state legislators coming together to formulate the rules and procedures under which an Article V convention for proposing amendments would function.

Adopted Rules

Read the rules for an Article V convention for proposing amendments that the Assembly adopted at the June Meeting.

Recent Meeting


Dates: June 16-17, 2016

Location: National Constitution Center located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia

At this meeting The Assembly of State Legislatures passed a set of rules to govern an Article V convention for proposing amendments.

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The Assembly, which first met at George Washington's Mount Vernon in 2013, convenes periodically to discuss the procedure of a Article V Convention.

June Meeting

The most recent meeting of the Assembly took place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The Legislators serving on The Assembly serve the citizens they represent by ensuring that the states are able to collectively check federal authority by calling a convention of the states for proposing amendments. The Assembly of State Legislatures convenes in a politically pure environment comprised only of state legislators. This ensures that only the concerns of citizens are represented, not those of special interest groups.