The Assembly of State Legislatures



This is the official website of The Assembly of State Legislatures, a bipartisan group of currently serving state legislators from across the country who recognize that the states have a responsibility under federalism to work together to solve problems of national concern.

There has been significant state Article V activity in recent years from both sides of the political spectrum. The U.S. Constitution does not specify most rules and procedures on how an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments would function; therefore, we see it as the responsibility of the state legislatures, under the 10th Amendment, to define such rules and procedures. This will ensure a prudent process exists should any convention for proposing amendments be called.

As the Constitution gives the power of the state option under Article V to the state legislatures, we maintain a strict rule of participation to currently serving state legislators. No outside organizations are allowed to be involved in any way.

Our next meeting at the Indiana Statehouse will continue the work around what we began at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate last December.

Next Meeting
        Indiana State Capitol, 200 W Washington St
        Indianapolis, IN 46204
        June 12 & 13, 2014
Meeting Times:
        Registration will begin at 8:30 AM on Thursday June 12th
        with the meeting beginning promptly at 9:30 AM.
        Friday’s meeting will also begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

        We expect the Friday meeting to adjourn at 1:00 PM
        to allow individuals to catch late afternoon flights back to their
        respective states.

View the Events Page for more information.

The Assembly of State Legislatures

Mount Vernon Meeting
Click here for the Resolution from the meeting at Mount Vernon on December 7, 2013.