H.J.Res. 42 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.


Mar 31, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter “Pete” Hoekstra

Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2009
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Summary (CRS)

3/31/2009--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.States that neither the United States nor any state ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 31, 2009

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 42”). 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.


141 cosponsors (139R, 2D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 97 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2008

S.J.Res. 13 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 2009

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