Text: H.J.Res.40 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 40 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 40

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
              relative to equal rights for men and women.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 22, 2001

  Mrs. Maloney of New York (for herself, Mr. Horn, Mr. Menendez, Mr. 
 Abercrombie, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Allen, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Acevedo-Vila, 
   Mr. Baca, Mr. Baird, Mr. Baldacci, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Barrett, Mr. 
   Becerra, Mr. Bentsen, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Berman, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. 
Bishop, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Boehlert, Mr. Bonior, Mr. 
Boswell, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Brown of Florida, 
 Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carson of 
 Oklahoma, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Clay, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Clement, Mr. 
Clyburn, Mr. Condit, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Cummings, 
   Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. 
    DeGette, Mr. Delahunt, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Dooley of 
     California, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Engel, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Evans, Mr. 
Faleomavaega, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Farr of California, Mr. Filner, Mr. Ford, 
  Mr. Frost, Mr. Frank, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. 
   Greenwood, Ms. Harman, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. 
Hinchey, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Hoeffel, Mr. Holt, Mr. Honda, Ms. Hooley of 
   Oregon, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Israel, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Eddie 
   Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jefferson, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Ms. 
 Kaptur, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. 
Kind, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Lantos, Ms. Lee, Ms. Jackson-Lee 
of Texas, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Lofgren, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. 
  Luther, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McDermott, Mr. 
 McGovern, Ms. McKinney, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Maloney of Connecticut, Mr. 
Markey, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Meehan, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. Meeks of New 
  York, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. George Miller of California, Mrs. 
  Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Moore, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mrs. Morella, Mr. 
 Nadler, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Mr. Olver, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Owens, 
   Mr. Pallone, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Payne, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. 
    Ramstad, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. 
   Roukema, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Mr. Sabo, Ms. Sanchez, Mr. 
    Sanders, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Shays, Mr. Shows, Mr. 
    Sherman, Mr. Sisisky, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Solis, Mr. Stark, Mrs. 
  Tauscher, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Turner, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. 
 Towns, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Underwood, 
Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Waters, Mr. Watt of North Carolina, Mr. Waxman, Mr. 
 Weiner, Mr. Wexler, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Wynn, and Mr. Wu) introduced the 
following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the 
                               Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
              relative to equal rights for men and women.

    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:

                              ``Article --

    ``Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied 
or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
    ``Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by 
appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
    ``Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the 
date of ratification.''.
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