S.J.Res. 13 (111th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to parental rights.


Mar 3, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Vitter
Senator from Louisiana


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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2009
Length: 2 pages

See Instead:

S.J.Res. 16 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 14, 2009

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
3/3/2009--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 ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 42 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 2009

S.J.Res. 16 (Related)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2009

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 13” 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.


Mar 3, 2009


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