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S.J.Res. 7 (107th): Flag Desecration resolution

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A 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.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2001
Length: 2 pages
Mar 13, 2001
107th Congress (2001–2002)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 13, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


51 Cosponsors (40 Republicans, 11 Democrats)

See Instead

H.J.Res. 36 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jul 17, 2001



Mar 13, 2001

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S.J.Res. 7 (107th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 7. This is the one from the 107th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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