State Support for National Debt Relief Amendment
Confirmed on Friday, 25 February 2011 – courtesy of James Booth of RestoringFreedom.org and continued from “States Pursue New Tactic to Restrain Federal Debt.”
- North Dakota – Passed in the Senate in a bi-partisan floor vote of 31-16; in the House for final passage. Sen. Curtis Olafson (R – Edinburg, N.D.) is the bill’s prime sponsor.
- Arizona – Has passed out of the Senate Committee and Majority Senate Caucus. Senate will schedule a floor vote soon. Sen. John Kavanagh (R – Fountain Hills, Ariz.) and Sen. Nancy Barto (R – Phoenix, Ariz.) are the prime sponsors.
- Missouri – Out of committee and awaiting House floor vote with 44 co-sponsors, including 34 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R – Lake St. Louis, Mo.) is the prime sponsor.
- Indiana – Bill entered in the Senate, but not yet heard by committee. Sen. Dennis Kruse (R – Fort Wayne, Ind.) is the prime sponsor.
- Utah – Defeated in Committee by a tied vote, but Rep. Brad Daw (R – Orem, Utah), the prime sponsor, is pursuing alternative strategies.
- Louisiana – Rep. Kirk Talbot (R – River Ridge, La.) has agreed to introduce the bill along with Rep. Nick Lorusso (R – New Orleans, La.).
- Pennsylvania – Rep. Garth Everett (R – Muncy, Pa.) filed the bill. He awaits its committee assignment.
- Tennessee – Sen. Bill Ketron (R – Murfreesboro, Tenn.) is the prime sponsor. He awaits committee assignment.
- New Hampshire – Rep. Cameron DeJong (R – Manchester, N.H.) plans to introduce the bill, but many other New Hampshire legislators have also expressed interest.
- Michigan – Rep Tom McMillin (R – Oakland Township, Mich.) is finalizing resolution language with the Goldwater Institute for introduction of the bill.