S.J.Res. 7 (104th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the intent of the Constitution to neither prohibit nor require public school prayer.


Jan 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Byrd
Senator from West Virginia


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Last Updated: Jan 5, 1995
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/4/1995--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that nothing in the Constitution shall be construed to prohibit or require voluntary prayer in public schools or at public school extracurricular activities.

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Related Bills
S.J.Res. 15 (105th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 1997

H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Balanced Budget Amendment

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 6, 1996

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 7” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 1995
Reported by Committee
Jan 5, 1995


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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