HJR5001 fails to get out of SD House State Affairs Committee

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)-The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee held a hearing Monday on HJR 5001 that would call for a Constitutional Convention of the states to impose fiscal and legal restraints on the federal government.

Sponsor, Representative Fred Deutsch of Florence says the country is in danger.

Scott Granville of Pierre used a Constitutional scholar as the basis of his opposition.

Representative Tim Goodwin of Rapid City says legislators have no ideas of the rules of any convention.

The resolution failed on a vote of six to seven. It was then sent to the forty first legislative day on a vote of eight to five.