H.J.Res.88 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the force and effect of treaties.98th Congress (1983-1984)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. McDonald, Lawrence P. [D-GA-7] (Introduced 01/25/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/09/1983 Referred to Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.88 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/25/1983)
Constitutional Amendment - Eliminates the force and effect of any treaty provision which denies or abridges any constitutionally enumerated right. Prohibits a treaty from permitting any foreign power or international organization to supervise, control, or adjudicate: (1) the rights of United States citizens within the United States; or (2) matters essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of the United States. Subjects executive and other international agreements to the limitations on treaties imposed by this Amendment.
Predicates the effectiveness of a treaty as U.S. law upon the passage of appropriate legislation.