H.J.Res. 331 (101st): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of desecration to the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.


Jun 27, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 27, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bob McEwen
Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district

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Summary (CRS)
6/27/1989--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that the Congress and the States shall have power to prohibit the act of desecration of the U.S. flag and to set criminal penalties for that ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 335 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 1989

H.J.Res. 325 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 1989

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The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 331” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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Jun 27, 1989


4 cosponsors (4R) (show)
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