10th Amendment Resolutions

These non-binding resolutions, often called “state sovereignty resolutions” do not carry the force of law. Instead, they are intended to be a statement of the legislature of the state. They play an important role, however.

If you owned an apartment building and had a tenant not paying rent, you wouldn’t show up with an empty truck to kick them out without first serving notice. That’s how we view these Resolutions – as serving “notice and demand” to the Federal Government to “cease and desist any and all activities outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers.” Follow-up, of course, is a must.

CLICK HERE – to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s model 10th Amendment Resolution

Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses.
Green – Passed Both Houses. Red – Signed by Governor. Purple/Black – Failed Vote.

2012 Legislation (scroll down for previous session activity)

2011 Resolutions

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2010 Resolutions

2009 Resolutions

Concordia res parvae crescunt
Small things grow great by concord...

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