H.J.Res. 59 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.


Jul 9, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bart Stupak
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district


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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2009
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Summary (CRS)
7/9/2009--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Grants victims of violent crime the right to:(1) reasonable notice of any public proceeding involving the crime, any release or escape from custody relating to the crime, ...

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The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 59” means this is a House 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.

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Jul 9, 2009


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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