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.

Introduced:

Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

David Vitter

Senator from Louisiana

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2009
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

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 >
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

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 2” 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.

History

Introduced
Jan 6, 2009

Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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