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Text of A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration ...

...the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

This resolution was introduced on June 24, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 1998 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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SJ 40 RS

Calendar No. 425

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. J. RES. 40

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

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 1998

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. CLELAND, Mr. HAGEL, Mr. STEVENS, Mr. FORD, Mr. LOTT, Mr. COVERDELL, Mr. KEMPTHORNE, Mr. ALLARD, Mr. ASHCROFT, Mr. BOND, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. BURNS, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. COATS, Mr. COCHRAN, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. D’AMATO, Mr. DEWINE, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. ENZI, Mr. FAIRCLOTH, Mr. FRIST, Mr. GRAMM, Mr. GRAMS, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. GREGG, Mr. HELMS, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. KYL, Mr. LUGAR, Mr. MACK, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. MURKOWSKI, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. ROTH, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. THURMOND, Mr. WARNER, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. BREAUX, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. HOLLINGS, Mr. REID, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. NICKLES, Mr. THOMAS, Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. GORTON, Mr. SPECTER, and Mr. GRAHAM) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

June 24, 1998

Reported by Mr. HATCH, without amendment


JOINT RESOLUTION

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

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within 7 years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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    ‘The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.’.

Calendar No. 425

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. J. RES. 40

JOINT RESOLUTION

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


June 24, 1998

Reported without amendment