H.J.Res. 99 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the death penalty.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Jun 30, 1995 (Introduced).

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104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 99

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the death penalty.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 30, 1995

Mr. GONZALEZ introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the death penalty.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, to be valid only if ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of the final passage of this joint resolution:

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    ‘The death penalty shall not be imposed or executed by the United States, or by any State, Territory or other jurisdiction within the United States.’.