Text: H.J.Res.96 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/26/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 96


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the penalty of death for the rape of a child.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2008

Mr. Chabot (for himself, Mr. Keller of Florida, Mr. Feeney, and Mr. Smith of Texas) 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 to permit the penalty of death for the rape of a child.

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:

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β€œThe penalty of death for the forcible rape of a child who has not attained the age of 12 years does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment.”.


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