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H.J.Res. 44 (113th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.

The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 44

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Clay, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. McGovern, and Ms. Schakowsky) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States after the date of its submission for ratification:

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1.

Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.

2.

Congress shall have the power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.

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