S.J.Res. 16 (113th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the power of Congress to impose a tax on a failure to purchase goods or services.


Jun 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Marco Rubio

Junior Senator from Florida



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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2013
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/6/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits Congress from making any law that imposes a tax on a failure to purchase goods or services. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 6, 2013

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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. 16”). 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.


8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 28 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

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