H.J. Res. 33 - Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 23, 1999.
MANAGERS: GOSS/MOAKLEY
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 217
[Report No. 106-194]

H.J.RES. 33 - H.J. RES. 33 - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING CONGRESS TO PROHIBIT THE PHYSICAL DESECRATION OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES

 

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute to be offered by Rep. Conyers or his designee, debatable for one hour equally divided between the proponent and an opponent.

4. 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 to consider in the House the joint resolution (H.J.Res. 33) 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 for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the joint resolution and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; (2) an amendment in the nature of a substitute, if offered by Representative Conyers of Michigan or his designee, which 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.