H.J.Res. 4 - 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 RECORD VOTE of 5-4 on Monday, June 2, 2003. FLOOR ACTION:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection on Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
MANAGERS: LINDER/HASTINGS (FL)
108th Congress
1st Session

H.J. RES. 4 - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING CONGRESS TO PROHIBIT THE PHYSICAL DESECRATION OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Modified closed 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute, if offered by Representative Conyers or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided between the proponent and an opponent.

5. 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. 4) 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 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) an amendment in the nature of a substitute 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.