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S.J.RES.15: A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 35 (32 Democrats, 1 Independent, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Eliminates the time limit for ratification of the equal rights amendment (prohibits discrimination on account of sex) proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. Declares that such amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.