04RS HC17


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HCR 17 (BR 840) - J. Gray, R. Adams, J. Bruce, M. Cherry, H. Collins, H. Cornett, R. Damron, J. Fischer, D. Ford, M. Harmon, T. Kerr, S. Lee, P. Marcotte, R. Mobley, L. Napier, R. Nelson, B. Smith, C. Walton

     Urge the Congress of the United States to pass an amendment to the Constitution of the United States defining marriage as the union in marriage of one man and one woman.


     HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions and add findings that the sanctity of marriage is threatened by adultery and divorce and urge the United States Congress to enact federal laws to penalize adulterous behavior.

     HFA (2, J. Jenkins) - Add finding that marriage is threatened by no-fault divorce, and urge Congress to pass federal law to abolish no-fault divorce.

     HFA (3, K. Stein) - Add finding that marriage is threatened by the marriage of persons unsuited to one another, and urge Congress to pass federal laws to prevent marriage between insurance agents and lawyers, doctors and lawyers, legislators and poets, and journalists and members of the Governor's staff.

     HFA (4, M. Marzian) - Add finding that households should only be composed of one male and one female joined in matrimony and urge Congress to pass federal laws to prohibit legislators of the same sex from cohabitating.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 26-posting waived retroactively; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2004; floor amendments (2) and (3) filed
     Mar 2-floor amendment (4) filed ; 3rd reading; floor amendment (2) rejected ; floor amendment (1) ruled not germane ; adopted 75-11
     Mar 3-received in Senate
     Mar 8-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2004
     Apr 12-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Apr 13-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day

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