With this bipartisan vote, Florida became the first state to officially request an amendment convention limited to the issue of Congressional term limits under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
Under Article V, if two-thirds of the states request such a convention, Congress 'shall' call it. States will send delegates to craft the amendment and then it would be sent to the states for ratification by three-quarters of them, or 38.
The victory in Florida was a boost to the 12 other states with active Term Limits Convention campaigns under way. These are Alaska, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
Special thanks to Florida Rep. Larry Metz and Sen. Aaron Bean for taking the lead as sponsors on these bills, attending to the committee battles and bringing them to successful final votes.
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