House Joint Resolution 17
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
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Passed House on Mar 17, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Jan 21, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 23, 2021
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Type
Joint Resolution
Joint Resolution
A form of legislative measure used to propose changes in law, or to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.J.Res. or S.J.Res. Concurrent resolutions and simple resolutions are other types of resolutions. Bill is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
17
Congress
117
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
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Passed
March 17, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

Text (3)
March 17, 2021
January 21, 2021
Actions (16)
03/23/2021
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 12.
03/22/2021
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/18/2021
Received in the Senate.
03/17/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 204 (Roll no. 82). (text: CR H1419)
03/17/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 204 (Roll no. 82).(text: CR H1419)
03/17/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1475-1476)
03/17/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J.Res. 17, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Fischbach demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until at time to be announced.
03/17/2021
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 17.
03/17/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868 and H.J. Res. 17. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868, and H.J.Res. 17. The resolution provides that H.Res. 232 is hereby adopted.
03/17/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 233. (consideration: CR H1419-1432)
03/16/2021
Rule H. Res. 233 passed House.