INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- The Indiana Senate voted 32-18 in favor of a bill that calls for a second U.S. Constitutional Convention bringing the state halfway to the point of being the first state to call for such a federal overhaul.
The bill, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), contends that the federal government has used its taxing power and it's authority over interstate commerce to expand federal power over the states far beyond what the constitutional founders envisioned.
Long argues that those who think the federal government is out of control can't solve the issue by sending different representatives to Washington. He claims that Constitutional amendment is the only option left.
A similar measure is being introduced in the House sponsored by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
If the bill passes, 33 additional states would need to also call for such action to make a second Constitutional Convention a reality.
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