H.J.Res.81 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States restoring religious freedom.107th Congress (2001-2002)
Text: H.J.Res.81 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in House (12/20/2001)
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 81 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 81 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States restoring religious freedom. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES December 20, 2001 Mr. Istook (for himself, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Akin, Mr. Armey, Mr. Baker, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Combest, Mr. Crane, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Everett, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Gekas, Mr. Goode, Mr. Graham, Mr. Graves, Mr. Grucci, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Hansen, Ms. Hart, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Hulshof, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Kerns, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Largent, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Linder, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. McHugh, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Oxley, Mr. Pence, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Pombo, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Riley, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Shows, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Souder, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Terry, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Watkins of Oklahoma, Mr. Watts of Oklahoma, Mr. Weldon of Florida, and Mr. Wicker) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States restoring religious freedom. 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 within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification: ``Article-- ``To secure the people's right to acknowledge God according to the dictates of conscience: ``Neither the United States nor any State shall establish any official religion, but the people's right to pray and to recognize their religious beliefs, heritage, and traditions on public property, including schools, shall not be infringed. ``The United States and the States shall not compose school prayers, nor require any person to join in prayer or other religious activity.''.