H.J. Res. 10 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the Flag of the United States

COMMITTEE ACTION:  REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, June 20, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday June 21, 2005.
MANAGERS: GINGREY/HASTINGS(FL)
109th Congress
1st Session

H. RES. 330
[Report No. 109-140]

H.J. Res. 10 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the Flag of the United States


1. Structured rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.

4. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Watt or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided between the proponent and an opponent.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

6. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the joint resolution to a time designated by the Speaker.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 10) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. The joint resolution shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the joint resolution and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) two hours of debate on the joint resolution equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Watt of North Carolina or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. During consideration of H. J. Res. 10 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the joint resolution to a time designated by the Speaker.

         

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBTITUTE MADE IN ORDER

(Summaries derived from information provided by the amendment sponsor.)

 

1. Watt #1:        

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Requires that any statute enacted by the Congress pursuant to the proposed Constitutional Amendment must be consistent with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 

1. Watt #1