Text: H.J.Res.559 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HJ 559 IH
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 559
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing
the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of physical desecration of
the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 1, 1990
Mr. SOLOMON (for himself, Mr. STANGELAND, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. MCGRATH,
Mr. MCCRERY, Mr. SISISKY, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. MYERS of Indiana,
Mr. MORRISON of Washington, Mr. WELDON, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. ROGERS,
Mr. HUCKABY, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. PARKER, Mr. BLAZ, Mr. HOLLOWAY, Mr. WILSON,
Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. STUMP, Ms. SLAUGHTER of New York, Mr. HUNTER,
Mr. LENT, Mr. LEATH of Texas, Mr. RHODES, Mr. SCHUETTE, Mr. SMITH of New
Jersey, Mr. MILLER of Ohio, Mr. SCHAEFER, Ms. MOLINARI, Mr. DENNY SMITH,
Mr. HARRIS, Mr. FIELDS, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. PAXON, Mr. IRELAND,
Mr. INHOFE, Mr. MADIGAN, Mr. MCEWEN, Mr. GALLO, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. BARNARD,
Mr. BENNETT, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT,
Mr. PACKARD, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mrs. BENTLEY, Mr. HANCOCK, Mrs. SMITH of Nebraska,
Mr. ROWLAND of Georgia, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. SLAUGHTER of Virginia, Mr. MURPHY,
Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS, Mr. GOSS, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. SKEEN,
Mr. HUBBARD, Mr. ROTH, Mr. HYDE, Mr. MARLENEE, Mr. YOUNG of Florida,
Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. NIELSON of Utah, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut, Mr. SMITH of
New Hampshire, Mr. FISH, Mr. SPENCE, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. DORNAN of
California, Mr. SUNDQUIST, Mr. GRANT, Mr. COURTER, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. WALSH,
Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. COBLE, and Mr. HASTERT) 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 authorizing
the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of physical desecration of
the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
  of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring
  therein), 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 within seven years after the date of
  its submission for ratification:
`ARTICLE--
  `The Congress and the States shall have power to prohibit the act of
  physical desecration of the flag of the United States and to set criminal
  penalties for that act.'.

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