Constitutional Tender Legislation

The United States Constitution declares, in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall  make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”  State-Level Constitutional Tender laws seek to nullify federal legal tender laws in the state by authorizing payment in gold and silver or a paper note backed 100% by gold or silver.

CLICK HERE for the text of the Constitutional Tender Act

Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses.
Red – Became Law. Purple – Failed Vote.

2012 Legislation (scroll down for previous session activity)

2011 Legislation

2010 Legislation
Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses.
Red – Became Law. Black – Failed Vote.

Colorado
HB09-1206 (postponed “indefinitely” on 02-17-09)
Georgia
Constitutional Tender Act HB430
Indiana
Honest Money Act SB453
Missouri
HB561 – Electronic Gold Currency
Montana
HB639


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