The following is H.J. RES 424, the proposed school prayer Constitutional Amendment. It was

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The following is H.J. RES 424, the proposed school prayer Constitutional Amendment. It was received by American Atheists from the offices of its sponsor, Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) on November 18, 1994: 1 OF 1 42 LINES VERSION As Introduced in the House 103d CONGRESS 2d Session BILL H. J. RES. 424 TITLE Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to voluntary school prayer. __________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER 7, 1994 Mr. Istook (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. Bateman, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. Hansen, Mr. DeLay, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Bill Baker of California, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Packard, Mr. Callahan, Mrs. Vucanovich, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Armey, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bachus of Alabama, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Herger, Mr. Hancock, Mr. McCollum, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Pete Geren of Texas, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Ewing, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Orton, Mr. Condit, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Lucas, and Mr. Everett) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. __________________________ TEXT JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to voluntary school prayer. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American 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 shall 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 after the date of its submission for ratification. 'ARTICLE -- 'Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions. No person shall be required by the United States or by any State to participate in prayer. Neither the United States nor any State shall compose the words of any prayer to be said in public schools.'. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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