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SJM106.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
CONGRESSIONAL BILLS - Requesting an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States to limit bills before Congress to a single subject.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 106
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS
3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF
4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
5 We, your Memorialists, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the
6 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fourth
7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
8 WHEREAS, the vast majority of the individual states of the United States
9 have constitutional provisions which require legislative bills to consist of a
10 single subject; and
11 WHEREAS, this provision has proven to be a vital safeguard of citizens'
12 rights and citizens' awareness of pending legislation; and
13 WHEREAS, what has proven to be so successful with the vast majority of our
14 states, the bulwark of republican government, should work equally well for the
15 national government.
16 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
17 sion of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
18 sentatives concurring therein, that we urgently request the Congress of the
19 United States to immediately prepare a proposed constitutional amendment to
20 the Constitution of the United States to limit congressional bills to a single
21 subject, except for recodification measures, and to submit such proposed
22 amendment to the several states for ratification.
23 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be, and she is
24 hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Memorial to the Pres-
25 ident of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Con-
26 gress, to the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the
27 Congress of the United States, and to the presiding officers of each House of
28 each state of these United States.