A resolution, designated House Joint Resolution (H.J.Res.) or Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res.), followed by a number assigned in the order in which it is introduced during the two-year period in which a Congress is convened. If approved by both houses in the same form and signed by the President, it becomes a law just as a bill does. A joint resolution is generally limited to special circumstances and is also used to propose amendments to the Constitution. Under that purpose, it does not require a presidential signature and becomes part of the Constitution when three-fourths of the states ratify or approve it.
A proposal that makes a request, affects operations of both houses, pays tribute to public figures, or proposes a constitutional amendment that is acted on by both houses but does not require approval by the governor.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution and requires action by both Houses and is not sent to Governor for approval.
A joint resolution, designated HJ Res or SJ Res. Requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the president, just as a bill does, and has the force of law if approved. There is no practical difference between a bill and a joint resolution. A joint resolution generally is used to deal with limited matters, such as a single appropriation. Joint resolutions also are used to propose amendments to the Constitution in Congress. These do not require presidential signature, but become a part of the Constitution only when approved by two-thirds of each chamber of Congress and ratified by three-fourths of the states. (See also Bill.) back to top of G, H, I, J, K glossary
A type of legislative measure that requires passage by both chambers of the legislature, but does not require action by the governor. A joint resolution is used to propose amendments to the Texas Constitution, to ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution, or to request a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Before becoming effective, the provisions of joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution must be approved by the voters of Texas.
A resolution expressing the Legislature's opinion about a matter within the jurisdiction of the federal government, which is forwarded to Congress for its information. Requires the approval of both Assembly and Senate but does not require signature of the Governor.
Legislation considered to have the same effect as a bill. Unlike simple and concurrent resolutions, a joint resolution requires the approval of the President. Also, a joint resolution may be used to propose amendments to the Constitution. A joint resolution originating in the House of Representatives is designated by the letters "H.J. Res." followed by a number and joint resolutions introduced in the Senate as "S.J. Res." followed by a number. For example: S.J. Res. 2.
A joint resolution, designated HJ Res or SJ Res, requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the President, just as a bill does, and has the force of law if approved. There is no real difference between a bill and a joint resolution. The latter is generally used in dealing with limited matters, such as single appropriation for a specific purpose. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution. Resolutions to amend the Constitution do not require Presidential signature, but become a part of the Constitution when three-fourths of the states have ratified them.
A resolution both chambers pass that makes a statement on a public issue, makes a request of the Governor or a government office, or establishes a task force. With certain exceptions, Joint Resolutions do not have the effect of law.
A measure used for proposing constitutional amendments, creating interim committees, giving direction to a state agency, expressing legislative approval of action taken by someone else, or authorizing a kind of temporary action to be taken. A joint resolution may also authorize expenditures out of the legislative expense appropriations.
Issued by the House and Senate to express special recognition or opinion.
a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the chief executive (or passed over the executive's veto)
a declaration by both houses used to propose amendments to the state Constitution or to ratify amendments to the Federal Constitution
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a legislative proposal that requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the President, just as a bill does
a resolution passed by both houses of the legislature proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho
A formal action adopted by both houses and approved by the Governor. A joint resolution has the effect of a law and is often used instead of a bill when the purpose is of a temporary nature, or to establish a commission or express an opinion.
Proposal to change the State Constitution which, if passed, goes to the voters for their approval or a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution.
A document used to propose an amendment to the Michigan Constitution, to ratify an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to handle certain matters where power is solely vested in the Legislatures of the states by the United States Constitution. Joint resolutions used to propose amendments to the Michigan Constitution require a two-thirds majority in each house to pass. Joint resolutions are not considered by the Governor.
A type of bill which can become an Amendment to the Constitution or become a public law. Joint resolutions must pass both the House and Senate. If written as an Amendment to the Constitution, it must be approved by " of the states to take effect. If written as a public law, it must be signed or vetoed by the President.
A legislative measure, designated "S. J. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, which requires the approval of both chambers and, with one exception, is submitted (just as a bill) to the President for possible signature into law. The one exception is that joint resolutions (and not bills) are used to propose constitutional amendments. These resolutions require a two-thirds affirmative vote in each house but are not submitted to the President; they become effective when ratified by three-quarters of the States.
A legislative measure that requires the approval of both houses of Congress and is submitted (just as a bill is) to the president for possible signature into law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose constitutional amendments to the Constitution. These resolutions require a two-thirds affirmative vote in each house but are not submitted to the president; they become effective when ratified by three-quarters of the states. Joint resolutions that become law are published annually in Statutes at Large.
A resolution expressing an opinion about an issue pertaining to the federal government; forwarded to congress for its information. Requires the approval of both Assembly and Senate but does not require signature of the Governor to take effect.
Used to ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution, to direct an executive branch agency to conduct a study or enact a temporary law. Joint resolutions have the force of law, must pass both chambers, are sent to the Governor for signature consideration and are filed with the Secretary of State.
Action by the General Assembly pertaining to the transaction of business of both houses, establishing investigating committees composed of members of both houses, or expressing the will or sentiment of both houses on any matter.
A statement of opinion approved by a simple majority in the House and Senate and sent to the President to have the force of law.
Joint resolutions, which are essentially the same as bills, usually focus on a single item or issue. They are designated as either 'HJ Res' (when originating in the House) or 'SJ Res' (when originating in the Senate).
A document used to express the opinion of the Legislature, request an interim study, revise joint rules, set compensation for legislative employees, approve construction of certain state buildings, ratify or propose amendments to the United States Constitution, or advise or request the repeal, amendment, or adoption of an administrative rule. A resolution must be acted upon by both houses and requires approval by a majority in each house. A resolution is not transmitted to the Governor for consideration.
A document used toexpress the opinion of the Legislature, requestan interim study, revise joint rules, setcompensation for legislative employees, approveconstruction of certain state buildings, ratify orpropose amendments to the United StatesConstitution, or advise or request the repeal,amendment, or adoption of an administrativerule. A resolution must be acted upon by bothhouses and requires approval by a majority ineach house. A resolution is not transmitted tothe Governor for consideration.
A proposal expressing the opinion of the Legislature, changing joint rules, or proposing an amendment to the state constitution, requiring adoption by both houses.
A legislative proposal to amend the state constitution. Must be adopted by a two-thirds vote in each house, then passed by vote of the People at the following general election.
An expression of intent representing both houses and requiring no signature of the Governor. Constitutional amendments proposed to the voters are in the form of joint resolutions.
A joint resolution of Congress requires a simple majority vote in each house to pass. After falling short of the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate to ratify a treaty to annex Texas in 1844, Texas was annexed by a joint resolution in 1845.
In the United States Congress, a joint resolution is a legislative measure which requires approval by the Senate and the House and is presented to the President for his approval or disapproval, in exactly the same case as a Bill.