< Back to S.J.Res. 35 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)

Text of A joint resolution to repeal the seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

This resolution was introduced on April 28, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 28, 2004 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

SJ 35 IS

108th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. J. RES. 35

To repeal the seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 28, 2004

Mr. MILLER introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

To repeal the seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), 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:

‘Article--

    ‘SECTION 1. The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

    ‘SECTION 2. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

    ‘SECTION 3. If vacancies happen by resignation or otherwise, during the recess of the legislature of any State, the executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

    ‘SECTION 4. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes a valid part of the Constitution.’.