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H.J.RES.114: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States concerning the election of the Members of the House of Representatives.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about congress
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Sponsor John B. Larson, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action June 9, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Constitutional Amendment - Requires the House of Representatives to be composed of Members chosen every fourth year.

Requires that Members be assembled immediately after the first election and divided as equally as may be into two classes.

States that, so one-half may be chosen every second year, the seats of the House of: (1) the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year; and (2) the second class at the expiration of the fourth year.

Applies this article to the first election of the House occurring after ratification, but no earlier than 2018.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
April 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.