Senate Simple Resolution 214
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution designating June 19, 2017, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
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Passed Senate on Aug 1, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 29, 2017
Latest Action
Aug 1, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
214
Congress
115
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
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Passed
August 1, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4695)
Summary

Designates June 19, 2017, as Juneteenth Independence Day.

Recognizes the historical significance and supports the continued celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

Text (2)
August 1, 2017
Actions (5)
08/01/2017
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4695)
08/01/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4695)
08/01/2017
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/29/2017
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3864-3865)
06/29/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 30, 2017 12:41:33 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:41:08 PM