Initiatives v Oligarchy

Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)

9: Application Procedures

The State’s application shall conform to the constitutional conventions procedures bills considered in recent Congresses.

  1. Send two copies of the application to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  2. Send the applications within thirty days of their adoption by the legislature.
  3. Certify the adoption and date adopted by the legislature’s Secretary of State or equivalent office.
  4. In addition, the States should designate their own recipient to whom a copy of all state application documents should be lodged and time-stamped for independent record keeping.

Explanation of Application Procedures

In general, by placing the application procedures in the bills, the states will have the same procedures without having to any Agreement or Compact.