H.J.Res. 8 (111th): 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.
Jan 7, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jo Ann Emerson
Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2009
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- 1/7/2009--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.
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The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 8” 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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