H.J.Res. 14 (102nd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of desecration of the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.


Jan 3, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 3, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Norvell “Bill” Emerson
Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 289 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 26, 1991

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/3/1991--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. 324 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 1989

H.J.Res. 29 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 1993

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 14” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 1991


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
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