S.J.Res. 40 (110th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of desecration of the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.

Introduced:

Jun 12, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 12, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

David Vitter
Senator from Louisiana
Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2008
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
6/12/2008--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that Congress and the states shall have power to prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag and to set criminal penalties for such act. Read more >
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 2 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

H.J.Res. 12 (Related)
Flag Desecration resolution

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 11, 2007

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What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 40” 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 12, 2008

Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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