S.J.Res. 3 (103rd): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States restoring the right of Americans to pray in public school graduation ceremonies and athletic events.


Jan 21, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 3, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jesse Helms

Senator from North Carolina



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Last Updated: Mar 3, 1993
Length: 3 pages

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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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 21, 1993

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Mar 3, 1993
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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 3”). 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.



There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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H.J.Res. 163 (identical)

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