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

Mar 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S.J.Res. 16 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 14, 2009

David Vitter
Senator from Louisiana
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Mar 03, 2009
2 pages
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


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

Introduced Mar 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2009

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S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

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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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 shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its government interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
States that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.

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