Hill Watch Alert
House to Vote on The
Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment (H. J. Res. 96)
House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Tax Limitation Constitutional
Amendment (H. J. Res. 96) on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 (To view Full text of legislation ). A concurrence of two-thirds of those present
and voting for final adoption would be required by H.J. Res. 96 which
proposes to amend the U.S. Constitution to require that any bill, resolution
or other legislative measure changing the internal revenue laws be considered
by each House of Congress. However,
if there is a declaration of war in effect or if the U.S. is engaged
in a military conflict which causes an imminent and serious threat to
national security and which is declared to exist and was adopted by
a majority vote in both Houses and signed into law by the President,
Congress may waive the so-called super-majority. And if the bill, resolution
or legislative measure can be determined at the time of adoption, in
a reasonable manner prescribed by law, to increase taxes by a de minimus
amount, then the two-thirds requirement of the constitutional amendment
does not apply.
Can You Do?
Urge your representative
to Support the Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment
(H. J. Res. 96).
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