Summary: S.J.Res.6 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/17/2005)

Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes the Congress by law (approved by two-thirds of both Houses) to provide for the death or inability of Members of the House of Representatives and Members of the Senate, in the event that one-fourth of either House is killed or incapacitated, declaring who shall serve until the disability is removed, or a new Member is elected.

Declares that such procedures shall expire by 120 days after the death or inability of one-fourth of the House or the Senate. Allows an additional 120-day extension, however, if one-fourth of either House remains vacant or occupied by members unable to serve.