35.5 Legislatures Defined


Approval by each State legislature means majority approval by all members of each House in the State’s legislative branch.

Proposed Language:

Any approval by the legislatures of the States as used in the Constitution means approval by a majority of all members of each House in their legislative branch.


This amendment is solely for the purpose of clarifying that a majority of both Houses of any State legislature is required for legislative approval and that such approval is of the whole number of legislators in each House and not a majority of a quorum.