Click the colored icons on this map, or scroll down for a text list of current State Sovereignty Resolutions.

Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses. Green – Passed Both Houses. Red – Failed Vote.

View State Sovereignty Resolutions in a larger map

Many of you have asked for a central location to stay up to date with state sovereignty bills. While the idea of centralizing information and/or control over a movement of this kind seems to fly in the face of the principles of decentralization that the Tenth Amendment Center stands for, we have gladly succumbed to popular demand with this informational post.

We’ll do our best to keep this post updated when new bills are introduced. If you feel something is missing from the list, please don’t hesitate to contact us to let us know. It’s essential that people on the front lines in the individual states drive these efforts.

As of early May, 2009, this text list is not updated as regularly as the map above. Please refer there for the most detailed information.



Colorado (04-27-09: Postponed by committee)



West Virginia

North Carolina

North Dakota (passed house 52-40 on 04-07-09) (passed senate 25-20 on 04-20-09 – returned to house, amended) (passed House by voice vote on 04-27-09)

Ohio (Senate version, SCR13)

Nevada (Committee 04-11-09: “No Further Action Allowed”)


Alabama (2nd Resolution, HJR403, introduced 03-24-09)

Mississippi (senate resolution introduced 03-10-09) (House – passed committee 05-06-09, scheduled for vote) (HCR-69, Amended, Passed 80-39 on 05-07-09 – new text to follow) (SC-630 Passed 05-07-09) (HCR69 – Motion to Reconsider Entered 05-08-09) (SC630 – Motion to Reconsider Entered and Tabled. Transmitted to House 05-08-09)

Pennsylvania (senate resolution introduced 03-19-09)

Idaho (Passed House 51-17, on 03-23-09, Passed Senate on 04-07-09)

New Mexico (tabled in committee)

South Dakota (passed house on 03-03-09 by a vote of 51-18, passed senate on 03-05-09 by a vote of 20-14)


Kentucky (2nd resolution introduced on 02/24)

Alaska (2nd resolution introduced 03-19-09) (HJR27 Passed 37-0 on 04-06-09) (Senate Passed HJR27, 19-0, on 04-19-09 – Awaiting Transmittal to Governor)

Indiana (2nd Senate Resolution Introduced 03-19-09) (SR0042 Passed Committe 8-0 on 04-01-09) (SR0042 Passed Senate 44-3 on 04-09-09)

Tennessee (Senate version passed 31-0 on 05-04-09)

Arkansas (failed in committee on 03-04-09 passed committee 04-01-09 failed House vote, 54-34)


South Carolina (passed house on 02-26-09, senate – referred to subcommittee)

Georgia (Senate VersionPassed 43-1 on 04/01/09)


Texas (senate resolution introduced 03-02-09senate’s 2nd resolution introduced on 03-04-09)

New Hampshire (resolution killed in house on 03-04-09: 216-150)

Missouri (passed house on 03-23-09) (senate public hearing 04-07-09)


Montana (Failed 51-49 on 02-24-09) (Resolution reintroduced as HR3) (HR3 Passed House Committee on 04-21-09) (HR3 failed to pass in house, 50-50)

Michigan (senate version introduced 03-03-09)

Arizona (Committee voted Do-Pass on 04/14/09)


Oklahoma (passed house on 02/18/09, senate version passed 25-17 on 03-04-09) (Joint version passed Senate, 29-18 on 04-15-09 – awaiting signuture of governor) (Vetoed by Governor on 04-24-09) (Reintroduced as HCR1028) (HCR1028 Passes House 73-22 on 05-04-09)

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