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Session Laws, 1997
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PARRIS N. GLENDENING, Governor                                J.R. 8

WHEREAS, The American Flag to this day is a most honorable and worthy banner
of a nation which is thankful for its strengths and committed to curing its faults, and
remains the destination of millions of immigrants attracted by the universal power of the
American ideal; and

WHEREAS, The Maryland House of Delegates voted 101 to 30 and the Maryland
Senate voted 42 to 5 to approve the Joint Resolution on March 3, 1994; and

WHEREAS, It is only fitting that people everywhere should lend their voices to a
forceful call for restoration to the Stars and Stripes of a proper station under law and
decency; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the
General Assembly respectfully memorialize the Congress of the United States to propose
an amendment to the United States Constitution, for ratification by the states, specifying
that Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of
the flag of the United States; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be transmitted by the Department of
Legislative Reference to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the
President of the U.S. Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be forwarded by the Department of
Legislative Reference to the Maryland Congressional Delegation: Senators Paul S.
Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; and
Representatives Wayne T. Gilchrest, Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Benjamin L. Cardin, Albert
R. Wynn, Steny Hamilton Hoyer, Roscoe G. Bartlett, Elijah E. Cummings, and Constance
A. Morella, House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.

Signed April 8, 1997.

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