S.J.Res. 39 (110th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

Introduced:

Jun 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 6, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Bill Nelson

Senator from Florida

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2008
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
6/6/2008--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides for the direct popular election of the President and the Vice President.(Abolishes the Electoral College.) Read more >
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 4 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 8, 2009

H.J.Res. 36 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2007

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 39” means this is a Senate 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jun 6, 2008

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