H.Con.Res. 315 (107th): Ten Commandments Public Display Resolution of 2002

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Feb 06, 2002 (Introduced).

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107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 315

To require the display of the Ten Commandments in the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2002

Mr. KERNS submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

To require the display of the Ten Commandments in the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Whereas the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of the fundamental legal principles on which Western civilization and the United States are based;

Whereas the Ten Commandments are a code of moral conduct, observance of which promotes a peaceful and organized society; and

Whereas the text of the Ten Commandments is currently displayed on several government properties and in several government buildings: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This resolution may be cited as the ‘Ten Commandments Public Display Resolution of 2002’.

SEC. 2. POSTING OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

    The Architect of the Capitol shall prominently display the text of the Ten Commandments in the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The form, size, manner of display, and location of the text so displayed in the chamber of the House of Representatives shall be determined by the Architect of the Capitol in consultation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The form, size, manner of display, and location of the text so displayed in the chamber of the Senate shall be determined by the Architect of the Capitol in consultation with the President pro tempore of the Senate.