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.

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.


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

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.

Article V

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

Congratulations Delegates!

The Assembly thanks all the delegates who attended the meeting in Philadelphia this past week. After a great deal of thoughtful and respectful debate, the Assembly passed their proposed rules for an Article V convention.

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Recent Meeting


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June Meeting

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

Adopted Rules

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