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S.J.Res. 5 (is) To provide for a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment that prohibits the use of Social Security surpluses to achieve compliance. [Introduced in Senate] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. J. RES. 56 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 1 (legislative day, September 22), 2000 Mr. Durbin introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission to the States for ratification: ``Article-- ``Section 1. The President and Vice President shall be elected by the people of the several States and the district constituting the seat of government of the United States. ``Section 2. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of Representatives in Congress from that State, except that the legislature of any State may prescribe less restrictive qualifications with respect to residence and Congress may establish uniform residence and age qualifications. Congress shall establish qualifications for electors in the district constituting the seat of government of the United States. ``Section 3. The persons having the greatest number of votes for President and Vice President shall be elected, if such number be at least 40 per centum of the whole number of votes cast for such offices in the general election. If no persons have such number, a runoff election shall be held 21 days after the general election. In the runoff election, the choice of President and Vice President shall be made from the persons who received the two highest numbers of votes for each office in the general election. ``Section 4. The times, places, and manner of holding such elections, and entitlement to inclusion on the ballot for the general election, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations. Congress shall prescribe by law the time, place, and manner in which the results of such elections shall be ascertained and declared. ``Section 5. Each elector shall cast a single vote jointly applicable to President and Vice President in any such election. Names of candidates shall not be joined unless they shall have consented thereto and no candidate shall consent to his or her name's being joined with that of more than one other person. ``Section 6. Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any candidate for President or Vice President before the day on which the President-elect or the Vice President-elect has been chosen; and for the case of a tie in any such election. ``Section 7. Congress shall have the power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation. ``Section 8. This article shall take effect one year after the twenty-first day of January following ratification.''. <all>
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