South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 918

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senators M.B. Matthews, McLeod, Shealy and Senn
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15668zw20.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 901, 3340, 3391

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Equality of rights

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/11/2019  Senate  Prefiled
  12/11/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/14/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 40)
   1/14/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 40)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2019

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A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO RATIFY A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW MUST NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.

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 must 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 from the date of its submission by the Congress:

"ARTICLE _____

Section 1.    Equality of rights under the law must not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2.    The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification." Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    The proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, providing that equality of rights under the law must not be denied or abridged on account of sex, is hereby ratified.

SECTION    2.    Certified copies of this resolution must be forwarded immediately upon enactment by the Secretary of State of South Carolina to the Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D. C. to the President of the United States Senate, and to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

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