S.J.Res. 16 (103rd): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States restoring the right of Americans to pray in public institutions, including public school graduation ceremonies and athletic events.


Jan 21, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 21, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jesse Helms
Senator from North Carolina


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Last Updated: Jan 21, 1993
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Summary (CRS)
1/21/1993--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that nothing in the Constitution shall be construed to prohibit voluntary individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions, or to prohibit prayer ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 163 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 24, 1993

S.J.Res. 3 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 1993

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The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 16” means this is a Senate 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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Jan 21, 1993


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