Text: H.J.Res.47 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 47


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 30, 2009

Mrs. Emerson (for herself, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Mr. Posey, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Skelton, and Mr. Wilson of South Carolina) 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 giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

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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“The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.”.