H.J.Res. 27 (113th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the Federal Government from using the power of taxation to compel someone to engage in commercial activity.


Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Kerry Bentivolio

Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

2/13/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Denies Congress the power to lay and collect taxes: (1) to compel any person or persons to engage in commercial activity, or (2) from any person or ... Read more >

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Feb 13, 2013

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 27”). 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.


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
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