The Montana Senate approved the Convention of States Resolution on Tuesday afternoon in a 26-24 vote. This was the second reading in the Montana Senate, which means one more round of voting will be conducted on Wednesday.
Last week, the Montana Senate Committee on Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs listened to hours of testimony from supporters during a hearing.
"I as a state legislator, as a member of this body, have an obligation, a duty, and an opportunity to address what's happening in Washington, which I believe every individual in this chamber thinks is dysfunctional," said the resolution's sponsor Senator Tom McGillvray.
The House must still take up the resolution before Montana becomes state number 20 to call for an Article V convention.
"When you are given authority and power, it is your obligation and your duty to exercise it," McGillivray added.
This is just one of many COSA legislative activities happening at state capitols across the nation on Tuesday.
A Wyoming Senate committee heard arguments for a Convention of States on Tuesday morning. A vote will take place on Thursday.
The Virginia House is holding a hearing on the COS Resolution on Tuesday, as well.
The New Hampshire House Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs heard testimony last Friday from many COSA proponents, including Co-Founder and Senior Advisor Michael Farris. The committee will announce its decision this Friday, which will determine whether it moves on to the House for a floor vote.
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