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22nd Amendment

Text of 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7

State of New Jersey

 
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ratifying proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the terms of office of the President.
WHEREAS, By a resolution of Congress entitled “Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the terms of office of the President” passed during the first session of the Eightieth Congress of the United States, the following article was proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
“ARTICLE
“Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
“Sec. 2. This Article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of [pg. 1]
three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.”
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the House of Assembly concurring):
1. That the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, does hereby ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which is set forth in a resolution of Congress entitled “Joint Resolution Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the terms of office of the President,” passed during the first session of the Eightieth Congress of the United States, and which is reproduced in the preamble to this concurrent resolution.
2. That the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey be and he is hereby directed to notify the Secretary of State of the United States of the action taken by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey with respect to said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. [pg. 2]

SENATE No. S.C.R. 7
SENATE,
April 1, 1947
This bill having been three times read in the Senate,
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the Senate.
Charles K. Barton, President of the Senate  
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY,
April 15, 1947
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.
Leon Leonard, Speaker of the House of Assembly   [pg. 3]

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