H.J.Res. 534 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.


Jul 14, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 14, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Allen Ertel

Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/14/1982--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 14, 1982

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 534”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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