Text: H.J.Res.27 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 27 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 27

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
                  relating to voluntary school prayer.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 5, 1993

Mr. Emerson (for himself and Mr. Hansen) introduced the following joint 
    resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
                  relating to voluntary school prayer.

    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 hereby 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 if 
ratified by the legislatures of at least three-fourths of the several 
States within seven years from the date of its proposal to the States 
by the Congress:

                              ``Article--

    ``Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit 
individual or group prayer in public schools or other public 
institutions. No person shall be required by the United States or by 
any State to participate in prayer. Neither the United States nor any 
State shall prescribe the content of any such prayer.''

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