H.J.Res. 27: 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.

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
Kerry Bentivolio
Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted or passed.

Only 21% of joint resolutions made it past committee and only about 7% were enacted or passed in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House 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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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 persons for a failure to engage in any form of commercial activity.

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