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18th Amendment

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1

State of New Jersey

 
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
WHEREAS, Both Houses of the Sixty-fifth Congress of the United States of America, by a constitutional majority of two-thirds thereof, made the following proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, in the following words, to wit: “Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
“1.   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 amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the Legislatures of the several States as provided by the Constitution.
“ARTICLE —
“Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
“Sec. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. [pg. 1]

“Sec. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.” Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1.  That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America be and the same is hereby ratified by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.
2.  That certified copies of this preamble and concurrent resolution be forwarded by the Governor of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States of America. [pg. 2]

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1
SENATE,
3/6, 1922
This bill having been three times read in the Senate,
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the Senate.
William B. Mackay Jr., President of the Senate  
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY,
3/9, 1922
This bill having been three times read and compared in the House of Assembly,
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the House of Assembly.
T. Harry Rowland, Speaker of the House of Assembly  [pg. 3]

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