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.

Summary (CRS)

2/13/1997--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that the Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 14, 1997
Reported by Committee

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Jun 12, 1997
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 24, 1998
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 54”). 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.


284 cosponsors (208R, 76D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 40 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 1998

H.J.Res. 82 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 1997

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