S.J.Res. 2 (111th): A joint resolution 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 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Vitter

Senator from Louisiana



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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2009
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Summary (CRS)

1/6/2009--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. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 2”). 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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The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 40 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2008

H.J.Res. 47 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 30, 2009

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