Text: H.J.Res.42 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 42 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. J. RES. 42

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
                      relating to parental rights.



                             March 31, 2009

  Mr. Hoekstra (for himself, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Akin, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. 
 Bachmann, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Bishop of 
 Utah, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Broun of Georgia, 
 Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. 
Camp, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Carter, Mr. Cole, Mr. Conaway, Mr. 
 Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Fleming, Mr. 
    Fortenberry, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. 
   Gohmert, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Harper, Mr. Heller, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. 
 Herger, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mr. 
 Kingston, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Latta, Mr. Lucas, 
 Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Marchant, Mr. McCaul, Mr. McClintock, 
    Mr. McCotter, Mr. McHenry, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Moran of Kansas, Mr. 
Neugebauer, Mr. Pence, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Platts, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. 
   Radanovich, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Sessions, Mr. 
Shadegg, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Souder, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Terry, Mr. Tiahrt, 
    Mr. Wamp, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Wilson of South 
 Carolina, and Mr. Wittman) 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 
                      relating to parental rights.

    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:


    ``Section 1. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and 
education of their children is a fundamental right.
    ``Section 2. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe 
upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as 
applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
    ``Section 3. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of 
international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply 
to the rights guaranteed by this article.''.