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.

Overview

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

History

Jun 12, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

S.J.Res. 40 (110th) 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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