S.J.Res. 12 (112th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the right to repeal Federal laws and regulations when ratified by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States.


May 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Enzi

Senator from Wyoming



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Last Updated: May 12, 2011
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Summary (CRS)

5/12/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes the repeal of any federal law or regulation when the legislatures of two-thirds of the states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the provisions ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 12, 2011

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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 12”). 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.


4 cosponsors (4R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 34 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2014

H.J.Res. 62 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

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