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S.J.Res. 12 (109th): Flag Desecration resolution


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: Jun 20, 2006
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2005
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Status

Failed Senate on Jun 27, 2006

This resolution failed in the Senate on June 27, 2006.

Cosponsors

59 Cosponsors (49 Republicans, 10 Democrats)

Source

History

Apr 14, 2005
 
Introduced

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

Jun 15, 2006
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 27, 2006
 
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

S.J.Res. 12 (109th) 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. 12. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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