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                                           INTERSTATE AGREEMENT
                                                Entered into by the State of Ohio
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THIS “INTERSTATE AGREEMENT” IS BETWEEN THE STATE OF OHIO AND ALL OTHER STATES THAT
LIKEWISE ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

This binding Interstate Agreement between the States includes the text of the proposed Energy Amendment to be deliberated and voted
on by the Delegates at the convened Energy Amendment Federal ConventionA and by mutual agreement among the States will govern
the deliberations by the Delegates at the Convention.
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             The Energy Amendment Federal Convention may have a different title given to it by Congress.

The States alone have the authority to limit the agenda and deliberations at a Federal Convention through a mutually agreed upon
Interstate Agreement. Delegates appointed to a convened Convention are not independent agents. Delegates sent to a Convention by
State Legislatures are Ambassadors of the sending States and are empowered only to complete the instructions given to them by their
State Legislatures.

The United States Congress, the Federal Courts and the Executive Branch have no Constitutional authority to define the proceedings
at a Federal Convention. Article V of the United States Constitution, empowers Congress to convene a Convention as Called for by
the States. The States alone have the authority to define the terms, conditions, limits, duration, and agenda at a Federal Convention.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS INTERSTATE AGREEMENT
This Interstate Agreement establishes the limits of the business that can be conducted at the Energy Amendment Federal Convention.
As required in this Interstate Agreement between the States, the only authority the Delegates have been commissioned to exercise at
the Convention is to decide whether or not the Energy Amendment, as herein written, should be sent to the States, via Congress for
ratification and to make a recommendation to Congress as to which method of ratification should be used - State Conventions or State
Legislatures.

DUTIES OF DELEGATES
The State of Ohio is entering into this Interstate Agreement for the purpose of defining the duties and responsibilities of the Delegates
it sends to the Energy Amendment Federal Convention. By mutual agreement between the States this Interstate Agreement defines the
duties and responsibilities of all Delegates that will be sent to the Convention once it is adopted by the Convention.

ENERGY AMENDMENT COMMITTEE
The Energy Amendment Committee is the citizen group that founded the Energy Amendment Initiative. This Committee will be
responsible for pre Convention planning, organization and other activities (including coordinating this Interstate Agreement among the
States). If the State Delegations vote in favor of sending the proposed Amendment to the States for ratification, the Energy
Amendment Committee will be responsible for post-convention planning and initiatives during the ratification process. The
Committee may from time to time request from the States monies necessary to advance pre and post Convention activities. The
Committee will be amenable to the State Legislatures.

INSTALLATION AND DUTIES OF THE INTERIM EX-OFFICIO CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
If the majority of States with State Delegations at the Convention previously entered into this Interstate Agreement, then the
Executive Director and National Director of the Energy Amendment Committee shall be automatically installed as interim Ex-Officio
members (without voting rights) to perform the temporary duties of Interim Convention Chairman and Interim Vice Chairman
respectfully. The Ex-Officio Interim Chairman shall immediately bring this Interstate Agreement before the Convention for a vote.
If a majority of the State Delegations at the Convention vote to approve this Interstate Agreement as the Convention’s controlling
document, then the Interim Chairman shall assume the position of Convention Chairman and the Interim Vice Chairman shall assume
the position of Vice Chairman. Both officials will be Ex-Officio members at the Convention.

Both or either Convention official can be dismissed from Office when 38 State Delegations at the Convention agree in writing that
such a dismissal is required and present their signed petitions to the Convention Secretary. The Secretary shall then call for a vote on
the Convention floor requiring 38 State Delegations to cast votes authorizing the removal from Office. The Secretary shall then open
the Convention for nominations and call for a vote to replace either official. No more than five candidates for each Office can be
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nominated and only one from a State Delegation. A candidate can be nominated for only one Office. The candidate for either Office
with a plurality of votes will win the election.

CONVENTION “RULES OF ORDER”
The Convention’s business shall be conducted according to the “Rules of Order” in this Interstate Agreement. From time to time, in
order to facilitate Convention business, the Chairman may require the Convention to follow “Robert’s Rules of Order” when a specific
matter is not covered in this Interstate Agreement. The Chairman will also have authority to settle any disputes that may arise.

FUNDING THE CONVENTION
The State Legislatures that send Delegates to the Energy Amendment Federal Convention shall be responsible for providing monies
necessary for their State Delegations to participate at the Convention. The amounts each State Delegation will require will be decided
by each State Legislature. Other expenses or costs necessary to fund the Convention should be shared by the States sending
delegations to the Convention. From time to time the Chairman shall notify the State Legislatures what monies will be necessary to
carry on the business of the Convention.

DELEGATES SUMMONED BY CONGRESS
Congress has the authority, under Article V, to summon Delegates from the States to the Convened Convention. Congress is required
to summon the appropriate number of Delegates that each State is entitled to immediately after two thirds of the States complete their
Calls directing Congress to convene the Energy Amendment Federal Convention. The number of Delegates to be summoned to the
Convention should be equal to the number of members each State has in the House of Representatives and in the Senate of the United
States Congress.

DELEGATES AND STATE DELEGATIONS
Only State Delegates summoned by Congress to the Convention and appointed by their State Legislatures to form State Delegations
are authorized to attend and speak at the Convention. State Legislatures have the responsibility to select, from within their States,
individual Delegates who will represent them at the Convention. The number of Delegates selected by a State Legislature can be no
greater than the number of Delegates summoned by Congress within its State. Each State Delegation must select a Delegate from
within its Delegation to be its Spokesman at the Convention. Only a Delegation’s Spokesman will be recognized by the Chairman
during Convention proceedings.

THE CONVENTION CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
The Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman will officiate all proceeding at the Convention. They will be amenable to the State
Legislatures.

VOTING BY DELEGATES
Each State Delegation at the Convention shall have one vote. It is recommended that a simple majority of the Delegates within each
State Delegation be required to decide a State Delegation’s vote at the Convention. A quorum within each State Delegation will
consist of one Delegate. The business of the Convention and voting during roll calls will not be delayed because a State’s Delegation
is not present at the Convention, or objects to a vote at the Convention, or refuses to cast a vote. All matters brought before the
Convention for a vote (except a vote to remove the Chairman or Vice Chairman) shall be decided with a simple majority of State
Delegations present casting their votes.

QUORUM REQUIRED FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS AT THE CONVENTION
Each State Delegation will have “one” vote when deciding all matters at the Convention. A simple majority vote by State Delegations
present at the Convention is required to decide the outcome of all business brought before the Convention, including whether or not
the Energy Amendment, as herein written, should be sent to the States, via Congress, for ratification. A quorum of 17 State
Delegations present at the Convention is required for the purpose of conducting business and voting.

CLOSED DELIBERATIONS AT THE CONVENTION
The Energy Amendment Federal Convention will be closed to all media and news groups. Only delegates appointed by their State
Legislatures and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Convention will be authorized to enter and speak at the Convention. No
visitors, reporters, government officials, professionals or inquirers, of any kind, will be permitted to enter the Convention facilities.
Unauthorized visitors will be escorted, by the Sergeant of Arms, out of the Convention. After the vote by State Delegations is taken to
determine if the Energy Amendment should be sent to the States, via Congress for ratification, the Chairman of the Convention will
call a special press conference to announce the Convention’s decision. Within 30 days from the special press conference the
Chairman will make available to the public the records kept by the Convention during its proceedings.
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NO WEAPONS ALLOWED AT THE CONVENTION
Delegates will not be allowed to bring into the Convention any weapons or objects that can be construed as weapons.

SECURITY AT THE CONVENTION
Security, if necessary, in and around the Convention facilities will be provided by Local, State and/or Federal Law Enforcement.

PRESENTING ARGUMENTS BY STATE DELEGATIONS
Each State Delegation will be allotted a maximum of 60 minutes for presenting its argument(s) at the Convention for or against
sending the Energy Amendment to the States ,via Congress, for ratification. The Chairman will give to each State Delegation the day
and time that it will be allowed to present its arguments.

Only Delegates who have been officially selected by their State Legislatures and Ex-Officio members of the Convention are
authorized to speak before the Convention.

Each State Delegation can use one or more of its Delegates to present its position(s). However, the total time allotted for each State
Delegation is 60 minutes, which includes the time necessary to transition from one Delegate to another. Speakers cannot reserve
portions of their time to another time or day. State Delegations must complete their arguments in the 60 minute segment allotted to
them on the day and at the time they are assigned.

The order in which each State Delegation will present its argument(s,) for or against the proposed Amendment, will be in ascending
alphabetic order according to the names of each State starting with the letter “A”.

DISCUSSION AND VOTE AS TO WHETHER THE AMENDMENT SHOULD BE RATIFIED BY STATE
CONVENTIONS OR STATE LEGISLATURES
Assuming the Convention voted to send the Energy Amendment to the States, via Congress, for ratification, the State Delegations will
have 20 minutes each to present their recommendations as to which method of ratification should be used in the States – State
Conventions or State Legislatures. Speakers cannot reserve portions of their time to another time or day. State Delegations can have
more than one speaker, but the total time that will be allotted for each State Delegation is 20 minutes.

State Delegations must complete their arguments in the 20 minute segment allotted to them on the day and at the time they are
assigned. The Chairman will call for a vote to decide which method of ratification the Convention is recommending to Congress.

ELECTION, AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF CONVENTION OFFICIALS
CHAIRMAN
The Convention Chairman is the senior official at the Energy Amendment Federal Convention. HeB will have the requisite authority
to oversee and control all proceedings and activities at the Convention, including the nomination, election, or removal of all Delegates,
State Delegations and Convention Officials. The Chairman’s duties include:

    1)     Declaring the Convention open and calling the Convention to order.
    2)     Taking the following oath with the right hand on the Bible. The Vice Chairman of the Convention will administer the oath:

          “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Chairman for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention
          according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so
          help me God.”

    3)     Organize and officiate all business proceedings at the Convention expeditiously.
    4)     Officiate all nominations, elections and installation of Convention OfficialsC.
    5)     Officiate the enforcement of all Convention Rules.
    6)     Signing, along with the Financial Officer’s signature, all expenditures from the Convention’s checking (disbursement)
           account(s).
    7)     Officiate the enforcement of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
    8)     Oversee the investigation of alleged and/or actual violations of this Agreement as defined in the section titled “Violating
           this Agreement”.
    9)     Bring before the Convention all matters that require a vote, discussion or review by State Delegations.
    10)    Bring before the Convention the financial needs of the Convention and time lines for when these monies are needed.
    11)    Recognize State Delegations during business meetings and provide appropriate time for a discussion of their concerns.
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    12)    Keep the schedules and proceedings of the Convention focused on one objective which is, should the Convention send the
           Energy Amendment to Congress instructing Congress to send it to the States for ratification?
    13)    Instruct Convention Officials (Vice Chairman, Secretary, Financial Officer, Executive Administrator, Sergeant at Arms, and
           Deputies) on their duties at the Convention.
    14)    Officiate and remedy any and all problems that may develop at the Convention.
    15)    Authorize the production of “Official Convention Badges” and Passes for Ex-Officio members, Delegates, including the
           Sergeant at Arms and Deputies.
    16)    After a full discussion by State Delegations at the Convention, conduct a roll call inviting the Delegates to decide if the
           Energy Amendment, as herein written, should be sent to the States, via Congress, for ratification.
    17)    After a full discussion by State Delegations at the Convention, conduct a roll call inviting the Delegates to decide by what
           method of ratification they recommend to Congress – State Conventions or State Legislatures.
    18)    Once approved by the Convention, send the Amendment, with the Conventions recommendation for ratification, to the
           leadership of both Houses of the United States Congress directing Congress to immediately send the Amendment to the
           States to complete the ratification process.
    19)    Notify all State Legislatures of the Convention’s decisions.
    20)    Declare the Energy Amendment Federal Convention closed after the Convention’s business has been completed.
    21)    Arrange a Special News Conference to announce the decisions of the Convention. Make available the proceedings of the
           Convention to the public 30 days after the Convention is closed.
    22)    In the event of the Chairman’s death or a disability that prevents him from carrying on the duties of his Office, the Vice
           Chairman will immediately assume the Office of Chairman to be followed by a confirming majority vote of the State
           Delegations. The Secretary is to officiate the Roll Call for this vote.
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               As a form of grammatical decorum the use of the male pronoun can refer to both genders.
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             The first order of business for the “Convention Chairman” will be to open the Convention to nominations from State Delegations
           present for each of the following Convention Officials: Secretary, Financial Officer, Executive Administrator, Sergeant at Arms and ten
           Deputies. Each State Delegation can nominate only one nominee for each Office. The maximum number of nominees permitted from
           the Convention floor for each Office is five. The nominee with a plurality of votes will be appointed and installed to serve as the
           Convention’s official for each Office. An individual can serve in only one Office at a time.

VICE CHAIRMAN
The Convention Vice Chairman is the second senior official at the Convention. The Vice Chairman is subordinate to the Convention
Chairman. The Vice Chairman’s duties include:

    1) Being amenable to the Convention Chairman.
    2) Providing assistance to the Convention Chairman in all matters pertaining to the business of the Convention.
    3) Monitoring activities at the Convention and report to the Chairman violations or possible violations of the terms and/or
       conditions of this Agreement.
    4) Performing the duties of the Convention Chairman when called upon by the Chairman to do so or when the Chairman is
       unable to perform such duties.
    5) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:

          “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Vice Chairman for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention
          according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so
          help me God.”

SECRETARY
The Convention Secretary is subordinate to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Secretary’s duties include:

    1) Being amenable to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    2) Keeping official minutes of all proceedings at the Convention to include Committee Meetings and proceedings on the
       Convention floor.
    3) Monitoring activities at the Convention and reporting to the Convention Chairman or Vice Chairman violations or possible
       violations of Convention Rules and/or the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement.
    4) Making available to the Convention Chairman, upon request, the official minutes of the Convention. Release of these
       minutes to anyone other than the Chairman is prohibited.
    5) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:




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        “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Secretary for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention according
        to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so help me
        God.”

FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Convention Financial Officer is subordinate to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Financial Officer’s duties
include:

    1) Being amenable to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    2) Keeping detailed accounting records of all financial matters at the Convention using generally accepted accounting
       principles.
    3) Signing, along with the Chairman’s signature, all expenditures from the Convention’s checking (disbursement) account.
    4) Monitoring activities at the Convention and reporting violations or possible violations of the terms and/or conditions of this
       Agreement to the Chairman or Vice Chairman.
    6) Making available to the “Convention Chairman”, upon request, all financial records at the Convention. Release of these
       records to anyone other than the Chairman is prohibited.
    5) Providing to the Chairman the financial needs of the Convention and the time lines as to when monies are needed.
    6) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:

        “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Financial Officer for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention
        according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so
        help me God.”

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR
The Convention Executive Administrator is subordinate to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Executive
Administrator’s duties include:

    1) Being amenable to the Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    2) Facilitating all Convention business as directed by the Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    3) Monitoring activities at the Convention and reporting violations or possible violations of the terms and/or conditions of this
       Agreement to the Chairman or Vice Chairman.
    4) Keeping detailed records of all administrative activities at the Convention.
    5) Making available to the Chairman, upon request, all administrative records at the Convention. Release of these records to
       anyone other than the Chairman is prohibited.
    6) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:

        “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Executive Administrator for the Energy Amendment Federal
        Convention according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my
        ability, so help me God.”

SERGEANT AT ARMS
The Convention Sergeant At Arms is subordinate to the Convention Chairman, and Vice Chairman. The Sergeant At Arms duties
include:

    1) Being amenable to the Convention Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    2) Monitoring all activities at the Convention and reporting to the Convention Chairman violations or possible violations of the
       terms and/or conditions of this Agreement.
    3) Maintaining order at the Convention as directed by the Chairman and required by this Agreement.
    4) Enforcing all remedies for violations of this Agreement as directed by the Chairman.
    5) Organizing, directing, overseeing, training and managing of all Deputies at the Convention.
    6) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:

        “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Sergeant of Arms for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention
        according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so
        help me God.”

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The Convention Deputy is subordinate to the Convention Chairman, Vice Chairman and Sergeant At Arms. The Deputy’s duties
include:

    1) Being amenable to the Convention Chairman, Vice Chairman and Sergeant at Arms.
    2) Monitoring all activities at the Convention and reporting to the Sergeant At Arms violations or possible violations of the
       terms and/or conditions of this Agreement.
    3) Maintaining order at the Convention as directed by the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Sergeant at Arms.
    4) Enforcing all remedies for violation(s) of this Agreement as directed by the Convention Chairman, Vice Chairman and/or the
       Sergeant at Arms.
    5) Taking the following oath, administered by the Chairman, while placing the right hand on the Bible:

         “I solemnly promise to officiate the office of Convention Deputy for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention according
         to the terms and conditions set forth in this Interstate Agreement between the States to the best of my ability, so help me
         God.”

CHALLENGING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CONVENTION OFFICIALS
A State Delegation can challenge the conduct of any Delegate, State Delegation, or Convention Official at the Energy Amendment
Federal Convention by bringing its allegation(s), during a business session, to the Convention floor. The Convention Chairman (if not
the subject of the allegation) will consider the allegation(s) and determine if it merits further investigation. If the Chairman decides
that the allegation(s) merits further investigation, he will direct the Sergeant At Arms to conduct the necessary inquiry. He will then
follow the instructions outlined in the section “Violating this Agreement” for proscribing a remedy or remedies.

The Chairman can also reject a challenge to the conduct of any Delegate or Official (if not himself) if he concludes that the State
Delegation making the allegation(s) is trying to disrupt and/or delay Convention business. If after following the instructions outlined
in “Violating this Agreement” the State Delegation is found to have intentionally made a false accusation against a Delegate or
Official, the State Delegation will be charged with a violation of the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement.

If a State Delegation’s challenge is against the Chairman or Vice Chairman, then the Ex-Officio official not being challenged shall
present the allegations to the Convention for a vote. If two thirds of the State Delegations vote to conduct an inquiry, the matter shall
be assigned to the Sergeant at Arms for an inquiry. The challenged official shall remain in office until the Convention concludes the
matter with a final vote. The Sergeant at Arms’ findings shall be brought before the Convention for a vote. If three quarters of the
State Delegations vote against the Ex-Officio official he will be immediately removed from office. If the Convention votes to dismiss
the allegation(s), then the State Delegation bringing the challenge will be charged with violating this Agreement.

PROHIBITIONS FOR STATE DELEGATES, STATE DELEGATIONS AND CONVENTION OFFICIALS AT THE
CONVENTION
State Delegates, State Delegations and Convention Officials are prohibited from violating any of the following Convention
prohibitions:

    1.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration and/or ratification any amendment to the United
         States Constitution other than the Energy Amendment, as herein written.
    2.   Altering or changing, in any way (which includes changes to the wording, spelling, punctuation, and paragraph sections), the
         Energy Amendment from the written form shown in the section titled “The full text of the ENERGY AMENDMENT”.
    3.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration and/or ratification any alternate form of
         government for the United States of America.
    4.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration and/or ratification any alternate constitution or
         governing document for the United States of America.
    5.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration and/or ratification any changes, of any kind, to
         the existing Constitution of the United States of America other than the Energy Amendment as herein written.
    6.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration any changes, of any kind, to this binding
         Interstate Agreement between the States.
    7.   Introducing, discussing, voting on, or sending to the States for consideration and/or ratification any subject matter, issue or
         topic (of any kind) other than the proposed Energy Amendment as herein written.

THE DATE, TIME, DURATION AND PLACE OF THE ENERGY AMENDMENT FEDERAL CONVENTION.

The United States Congress will be responsible for determining and announcing to the States the date, time, and place that the Energy
Amendment Federal Convention is to convene immediately after two thirds of the States, under the authority given to the States in
Article V of the United States Constitution, have completed their Calls on Congress to convene the Energy Amendment Federal
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Convention. The Convention is expected to complete its business by the 180th day after convening. The Chairman can extend the
duration of the Energy Amendment Federal Convention for one additional 180 day period if he considers it necessary. The maximum
number of days the Convention is authorized to be in session are 360 days. If the Convention has not decided whether or not the
Energy Amendment should be sent to Congress with instructions to send the Amendment to the States for ratification by the end of 360
days, then the Energy Amendment Federal Convention will automatically terminate at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the 360 th
day after its convening.

Under no circumstance(s) are the Officials, State Delegations or Delegates at the Energy Amendment Federal Convention authorized
to extend the time lines for this Convention or initiate or re-initiate or re-convene a new or different Convention, no matter what their
purpose or intent. The authority granted by the States in this binding Interstate Agreement to conduct business at the Convention will
be automatically withdrawn at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the 360th day after the Convention was convened.

VIOLATING THIS AGREEMENT

The Convention Chairman, or designate, will handle allegations of a violation(s) or actual violation(s) of the terms and/or conditions
of this binding Interstate Agreement between the States by any one or more Delegate(s), State Delegation(s) and/or Convention
Official(s), as follows:

    1.     When an alleged violation has been presented to the Chairman, and if the Chairman decides that the allegation(s) merits
           further investigation, he will instruct the Sergeant At Arms to conduct the necessary inquiry. Convention business will not
           be delayed during the inquiry.
    2.     After the inquiry has been completed, and assuming the Chairman concludes that the evidence does not substantiate further
           review by the Convention, the allegation(s) will be dismissed by the Chairman.
    3.     If however, after the inquiry has been completed, the Convention Chairman concludes that the evidence does substantiate
           further review by the Convention, the Chairman will present the allegation(s) and findings of the inquiry to the Convention
           for a discussion and vote. If a majority of the State Delegations (one vote per State Delegation) decide that no violation(s)
           has occurred, then the Chairman will dismiss the allegation(s).
    4.     If a majority of the State Delegations decide that one or more violation(s) of the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement
           has occurred, then the Chairman will declare to the Convention that the named Delegate(s) is/are responsible for the
           violation(s), and their State Delegation(s) will be charged with “Violating this Agreement”. The Convention will then go
           forward with its business.
    5.     If a State Delegation is charged with two violations of this Interstate Agreement, the Chairman will inform said State
           Delegation that is has no further standing or authority at the Convention and that it must leave the Convention immediately
           and will not be allowed back into the Convention. The Chairman will instruct the Sergeant At Arms that he should escort
           the charged State Delegation(s) out of the Convention. The Chairman will then notify the State Legislature(s) that sent the
           violating State Delegation(s) of the actions the Convention has taken and inform it that they can send a replacement State
           Delegation to the Convention as long as they do not disrupt the proceedings of the Convention. A replacement State
           Delegation will be subject to only “one” violation of this Agreement before it will be removed from the Convention. A State
           Legislature will not be allowed to send a third State Delegation. None of the Delegates who were charged with violating this
           Interstate Agreement will be allowed back into the Convention as part of a replacement delegation.
    6.     The Convention Chairman will not allow unreasonable delays in the proceedings at the Convention due to disruptive
           Delegate(s) or State Delegation(s). He will move the business of the Convention forward expeditiously.
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                                  THE FULL TEXT OF THE ENERGY AMENDMENT
The full text of the Energy Amendment to be submitted to the Several States by the United States Congress for ratification shall read as
follows:

                                                 ENERGY AMENDMENT
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Section 1. It is the right of citizens to enjoy the full use of America’s natural resources for the betterment of their society, economy,
personal pursuits and national defense. This right is foundational to a free people and must not be violated by the State.
Section 2. To secure the rights of citizens to fully enjoy and benefit from America’s natural resources, the State is hereby prohibited
from restricting, preventing or otherwise interfering with the exploration, development or full utilization of America’s natural
resources which include, but are not limited to, crude oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, water and any other resource that can
be utilized or in the future will be utilized to meet America’s energy needs.



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Section 3. It is further prohibited for the State to impose on any energy producing entity (including individuals, companies or
organizations) unreasonable laws or regulations that inhibit or prohibit the exploration and/or development of energy resources on
private, State or Federal land whether offshore or onshore.
Section 4. The State is further prohibited from enforcing any law or regulation that adversely affects the operations of an energy
producing entity without a Court order from the appropriate jurisdiction. Notwithstanding, all parties shall have available to them
recourse through appellate review.
Section 5. The Article, once ratified by the States, supersedes in precedent and law all existing laws and regulations (including Court
decisions) affecting the energy producing industry. It shall become part of the United States Constitution 180 days from the date of its
ratification by the States.
Section 6. The provisions of this Article are enforceable within the United States which shall include the Several States, the District
of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories and
possessions of the United States.
Section 7. Congress shall have the power to enforce by appropriate legislation, the provisions of the Article

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RATIFICATION OF THE “ENERGY AMENDMENT”
Under the requirements of Article V of the United States Constitution and also under Article IV, Section 4 which guarantees to every
State a Republican form of Government, the Energy Amendment will become a ratified Amendment to the United States Constitution
when three quarters of the States complete their ratifications of the Amendment.

OFFICIAL AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF OHIO
The Legislature of the State of Ohio enters into this binding Interstate Agreement with every other State that likewise agrees with and
signs this Agreement. This is an irrevocable contract, between the States, during the term of this Agreement. This Agreement can be
terminated in the following waysB:

    1.     The United States Congress voluntarily sends the Energy Amendment to the States for ratification without altering or
           changing, in any way, the proposed Amendment, as herein written, and BEFORE 34 STATES COMPLETE THEIR CALLS
           ON CONGRESS FOR THE ENERGY AMENDMENT FEDERAL CONVENTION.
    2.     The Energy Amendment Federal Convention votes “for” or “against” sending the Amendment to the States, via Congress, for
           ratification and the Convention is closed by the Chairman.
    3.     The 360 day deadline for the Energy Amendment Federal Convention to complete its business expires.
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      If an affirmative vote is taken, the Energy Amendment Committee will be responsible for proceeding with post Convention
    activities as defined in this Agreement.

The Legislature of the State of Ohio agrees that it, and its delegates who are appointed to attend the Convention, will abide by the
terms and conditions as set forth in this Interstate Agreement.

The Legislature of the State of Ohio irrevocably declares by signing this Agreement that:

    1.     any subject matter, issue or topic - other than the Energy Amendment - that Delegates might try to present to the Convention
           and subsequently to the States for review and/or ratification will be immediately, upon introduction at the Convention,
           unauthorized, invalid and automatically rejected by the Legislature of the State of Ohio, and it will not review and/or
           consider for ratification any such subject matter, issue or topic, no matter how presented to it by the Convention. Only the
           Energy Amendment, as herein written, will be considered by the Legislature of the State of Ohio for ratification.
    2.     under no circumstance(s) will it consider for review and/or ratification any amendment to the United States Constitution,
           submitted to it by the Energy Amendment Federal Convention, other than the Energy Amendment as herein written.
    3.     under no circumstance(s) will it consider for review and/or ratification any modified form of the Energy Amendment,
           submitted to it by the Energy Amendment Federal Convention, that would change, alter, or replace, in any way (including
           changes to the wording, spelling, punctuation, or paragraph sections) the Energy Amendment as herein provided.
    4.     under no circumstance(s) will it consider for review and/or ratification any proposal, of any kind, sent to it by the Energy
           Amendment Federal Convention that would change, replace, or alter the United States Constitution other than the Energy
           Amendment as herein written.
    5.     under no circumstance(s) will it consider for review any proposal, of any kind, sent to it by the Energy Amendment Federal
           Convention that would change, replace, or alter, in any way this Agreement.

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Resolved, That the Clerk forward a copy of this signed Agreement to the leadership in each of the 50 State Legislatures and the Energy
Amendment Committee at P.O. Box 523 Spruce Pine, NC 28777-0523.

This Interstate Agreement is hereby entered into and approved by the State Legislature of the State of Ohio on:


Month: _____________________________ Day_______ Year ___________: .

Authorized Signatures with Titles:                                                        Seal of the State of Ohio

Name: _________________________________Title:____________

Name: _________________________________Title:____________

Name: _________________________________Title:____________

Name: _________________________________Title:____________




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