10th Amendment Movement

The Tenth Amendment Movement to Restore State Sovereignty
Over Powers Not Granted to the Federal Government

(We’ll be moving this status page soon to another location, but we’ll post a link here to forward you to the new status page. Meanwhile we’ve learned that Iowa and Kentucky also have Tenth Amendment resolutions. They’ll be included on the new status page.)

Status by State, 2009:

Arizona

  • House : HCR2024 “Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring, that: 1. That the State of Arizona hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States….”
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Arkansas

  • House : HCR1011 “NOW THEREFORE,  BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN:  THAT the State of Arkansas hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” Filed February 20, 2009.
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Georgia

  • House : HR280 “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: that the State of Georgia hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” Introduced on February 12, 2009.
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Indiana

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  • Senate : SC37 ” Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring: SECTION 1: That the State of Indiana hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

Michigan

  • House : HCR4 “A concurrent resolution to affirm Michigan’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and to urge the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States.” January 22, 2009.
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Minnesota

  • House : HF997 “A resolution memorializing the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States and affirming Minnesota’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” February 19, 2009. 
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Montana

  • House : HB246 “Montana Firearms Freedom Act…. The 10th amendment to the United States constitution guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the state and people of Montana certain powers as they were understood at the time that Montana was admitted to statehood in 1889.” Introduced January 13, 2009. On February 14, HB246 was approved on its second reading by a vote of 64-36 in the Montana House. The House must pass the bill on its third reading before it can be sent to the Senate.
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New Hampshire

  • House : HCR6 “A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. ( Click here for video of Glenn Beck interview with resolution’s sponsor NH State Rep. Daniel Itse) Vote expected in full House on March 4 .
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Oklahoma

  • House : HJR1003 “A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers.” Passed by House 83-13 on February 18, 2009.
  • Senate : SJR10 “A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers.”

Pennsylvania

  • House : I don’t have a resolution number yet; however, here’s a link to a terrific video from Pennsylvania state rep. Rohrer where he presents the case for states to affirm the Tenth Amendment in resolutions in as many state legislatures as possible at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB03MEw2_4c .
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South Carolina

  • House : H3509 Concurrent Resolution “TO AFFIRM THE RIGHTS OF ALL STATES INCLUDING SOUTH CAROLINA BASED ON THE PROVISIONS OF THE NINTH AND TENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.” Introduced February 12, 2009.
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Tennessee

  • House : HJR108 “BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE  CONCURRING, that we hereby affirm Tennessee’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” Introduced February 18, 2009. Blog by sponsoring Rep. Susan Lynn .
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Texas

  • House : HCR50 “RESOLVED, That the 81st Legislature of the State of Texas hereby claim sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States….”
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Washington

  • House : HJM4009 “NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully resolve: (1) That the State of Washington hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” January 30, 2009. (“There are many who want to know the status of HJM 4009. This bill was assigned to the State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee.  As is the case in all committees, the Chair of each committee decides if a bill assigned to it will receive a hearing or not.  I have been informed that the Chair of this committee has decided to not give HJM 4009 a hearing. If a bill does not receive a hearing, its progress is stopped and it is essentially dead.” Rep Matt Shea, sponsor of HJM4009, as posted on ohrepublic.info on Feb. 21, 2009.)
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