H.J.Res. 484 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to participation in voluntary prayer or meditation in public buildings.


Jan 28, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 28, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tim Carter
Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/28/1980--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Permits voluntary prayer in public buildings or places.

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 237 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 1, 1979

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 484” means this is a House 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 28, 1980


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