S.J.Res. 21 (114th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

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Overview

Introduced:

Jul 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 30, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

David Vitter

Senator from Louisiana

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015
Length: 2 pages

History

Jul 30, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

S.J.Res. 21 (114th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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