S J Res 1 in Congressional Session 105

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : S J Res 1

 

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
1/21/1997--Introduced. Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) for that fiscal year unless the Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress. Requires the approval of a majority of each House by roll call vote before any bill to increase revenue may become law. Authorizes the Congress to waive these provisions when: (1) a declaration of war is in effect; or (2) the United States is engaged in a military conflict which poses a threat to national security as declared by a joint resolution adopted by a majority of each House. Makes this article effective beginning with FY 2002 or with the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever is later.

Votes

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
241997-03-04On the Joint Resolutions.j.res.1; A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.Rejected
231997-02-27On the Motion to Tablemotion to table the bumpers motion to refer; A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.Agreed to
221997-02-27On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 14motion to table feingold amendment no. 14; To permit the use of an accumulated surplus to balance the budget during any fiscal year.Agreed to
211997-02-27On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 13motion to table feingold amendment no. 13; To require approval of the amendment in 3 years.Agreed to
201997-02-27On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 10motion to table kennedy amendment no. 10; To provide that only Congress shall have authority to enforce the provisions of the balanced budget constitutional amendment, unless Congress passes legislation specifically granting enforcement authority to the President or State or Federal courts.Agreed to
191997-02-27On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 7motion to table graham amendment no. 7; To strike the limitation on debt held by the public.Agreed to
181997-02-26On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 16motion to table boxer amdt no 16; To provide Federal assistance to supplement State and local efforts to alleviate the damage, loss, hardship and suffering caused by disasters or emergencies by exempting spending that is designated emergency requirements by both the President and the Congress.Agreed to
171997-02-26On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 17motion to table dorgan amdt no 17; To propose a substitute amendment.Agreed to
161997-02-26On the Amendment S.Amdt. 15torricelli amdt no. 15; To permit limited waiver during economic emergencies and allow a capital budget.Rejected
151997-02-26On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 11motion to table feinstein amdt no 11; In the nature of a substitute.Agreed to
141997-02-25On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 8motion to table reid amendment no. 8; To require that the outlay and receipt totals of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds not be included as a part of the budget totals.Agreed to
121997-02-24On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 6motion to table byrd amdt no 6; To strike the reliance on estimates and receipts.Agreed to
101997-02-12On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4motion to table dodd amdt no. 4; To simplify the conditions for a declaration of an imminent and serious threat to national security.Agreed to
81997-02-11On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3Motion to Table Wellstone Amendment no.3; To state the policy of the United States that, in achieving a balanced budget, Federal outlays should not be reduced in a manner that disproportionately affects outlays for education, nutrition, and health programs for poor children.Agreed to
71997-02-10On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2motion to table the Durbin amdt (SP 2) to s.j.res.1; To allow waiver of the article in the event of an economic recession or serious economic emergency.Agreed to
Votes in the US House
This Bill was not Voted in the US House

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of S J Res 1
 
Bill Number : S J Res 1

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/21/1997)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Sen Abraham, Spencer [MI] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Allard, Wayne [CO] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Ashcroft, John [MO] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Baucus, Max [MT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Bennett, Robert F. [UT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Bond, Christopher S. [MO] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Breaux, John B. [LA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Bryan, Richard H. [NV] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Burns, Conrad R. [MT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Campbell, Ben Nighthorse [CO] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Chafee, John H. [RI] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Coverdell, Paul [GA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Craig, Larry E. [ID] - 1/21/1997

    Sen D'Amato, Alfonse [NY] - 1/21/1997

    Sen DeWine, Mike [OH] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Domenici, Pete V. [NM] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Faircloth, Lauch [NC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Frist, William H. [TN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Gorton, Slade [WA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Graham, Bob [FL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Gramm, Phil [TX] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Grams, Rod [MN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Gregg, Judd [NH] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Helms, Jesse [NC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hutchinson, Tim [AR] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Jeffords, James M. [VT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Kempthorne, Dirk [ID] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Lott, Trent [MS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Mack, Connie, III [FL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 1/21/1997

    Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Moseley-Braun, Carol [IL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Murkowski, Frank H. [AK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Nickles, Don [OK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Robb, Charles S. [VA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Roth Jr., William V. [DE] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Santorum, Rick [PA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Smith, Bob [NH] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Smith, Gordon H. [OR] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Stevens, Ted [AK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Thomas, Craig [WY] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Thompson, Fred [TN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Thurmond, Strom [SC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Warner, John [VA] - 1/21/1997

Other Info

Bill Number : S J Res 1

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
(Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
 
1/21/1997:Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S552-553)
 
1/21/1997:Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
 
1/22/1997:Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-115.
 
1/30/1997:Committee on Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
 
1/22/1997:Star Print ordered on S.J.Res. 1.
 
2/3/1997:Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. 12.
 
2/3/1997:Committee on Judiciary. Reported to Senate by Senator Hatch under the authority of the order of Jan 30, 97 without amendment. With written report No. 105-3. Additional and minority views filed.
 
2/5/1997:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S994-1015)
 
2/6/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1057-1072, S1079-1099)
 
2/7/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1119-1124, S1126-1130, S1140-1143)
 
2/10/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1152-1187)
 
2/11/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1203-1212, S1219-1223)
 
2/12/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1255-1265, S1268-1296)
 
2/24/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1448-1468)
 
2/25/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1495-1518, S1525-1547)
 
2/26/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1593-1650)
 
2/26/1997:Motion by Senator Bumpers to refer to Senate Committee on Budget with instructions to report back forthwith an amendment made in Senate.
 
2/27/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1689-1726)
 
2/27/1997:Motion by Senator Bumpers to refer to Senate Committee on Budget tabled in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65-34. Record Vote No: 23.
 
3/4/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1847-1922)
 
3/4/1997:Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 66-34. Record Vote No: 24.