H.J.Res. 54 (105th): Flag Desecration resolution

Feb 13, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Passed House)
Gerald Solomon
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 24, 1998
4 pages
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 40 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 1998

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the States to ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 1997


This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 1997 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Feb 13, 1997
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 1997
Reported by Committee May 14, 1997
Passed House Jun 12, 1997
Full Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.


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Jun 12, 1997 2:17 p.m.
Passed 310/114

284 cosponsors (208R, 75D, 1D) (show)

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

Senate Judiciary

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

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Constitutional Amendment - Declares that the Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag.

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