Model Legislation – Tenth Amendment Center
The following are Tenth Amendment Center model bills and resolutions which are intended to reaffirm the proper role of government under the Constitution. Activists, we encourage you to send them to your state senators and representatives – and ask them to introduce the legislation in your state.
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10th Amendment Resolution
WHEREAS, the people of the State of __________ are not united with the People of the other forty-nine states that comprise the United States of America on a principle of unlimited submission to their federal government
Federal Health Care Nullification Act
An Act to render null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States, taking control over the health insurance industry and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance under threat of penalty.
Defend the Guard
For the purpose of requiring the Governor to withhold or withdraw approval of the transfer of this State’s National Guard to federal control in the absence of an explicit authorization adopted by the Federal Government in pursuance of the powers delegated to the Federal Government in Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution.
Freedom from Registration Act
To make findings of the General Assembly in regard to a person’s right to keep and bear arms, to provide that no federal official or agent may require registration of purchasers of firearms or ammunition within the boundaries of the state, and to provide penalties for violation of this act which is a felony.
Intrastate Commerce Act
Provides that all goods manufactured or made in (STATE) and all services performed in (STATE), when such goods or services are held, maintained, or retained in (STATE), shall not be subject to the authority of the Congress of the United States under its constitutional power to regulate commerce.
10th Amendment Commission
Hemp Freedom Act
To authorize the production of industrial hemp; to amend (SUBSECTION AND CODE) of the (STATE) Code, relating to the definition of noxious weed seeds; and to nullify certain acts of the Federal Government of the United States purporting to be laws and regulations resulting in the prohibition of industrial hemp farming in the state of (STATE).
Environmental Preservation Act
Any federal law, rule, order, or other act by the federal government violating the provisions of this act is hereby declared to be invalid in this state, is not recognized by and is specifically rejected by this state, and is considered as null and void and of no effect in this state.
Constitutional Tender Act
The General Assembly finds and declares that sound, constitutionally based money is essential to the livelihood of the people of this state and to the stability and growth of the economy of this state and region and vitally affects the public interest. The General Assembly further finds that Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution provides that no state shall make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Controlled Substances Nullification Act
An Act to render null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States, prohibiting the sale, production, possession and consumption of certain products and substances under threat of penalty.
Uniform Enumerated Powers Act
A Bill to require the federal government to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.