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


Feb 13, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Gerald Solomon
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district


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Last Updated: Jun 24, 1998
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

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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What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 54” means this is a House 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.


Feb 13, 1997
Reported by Committee
May 14, 1997
Passed House
Jun 12, 1997
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284 cosponsors (208R, 76D) (show)
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Jun 12, 1997 2:17 p.m.
Passed 310/114

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