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26th Amendment

Text of 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2017
State of New Jersey
 
INTRODUCED MARCH 25, 1971
By Senators DICKINSON, BATEMAN, GUARINI, SEARS, COFFEE, MARAZITI, WOODCOCK, DUMONT, MATTURRI, DELTUFO, RIDOLFI, KNOWLTON, HAGEDORN, SCIRO, H.A. KELLY, ITALIANO, GUILIANO and MUSTO
(Without Reference)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ratifying a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing to persons 18 years of age and older the right to vote in Federal, State and local elections.
WHEREAS, By a joint resolution of the Congress of the United States entitled “Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right to vote to citizens 18 years of age or older” adopted by the first session of the Ninety-second Congress of the United States, the following article was proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
“ARTICLE
“Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
“Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the General 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 joint resolution of the Congress entitled “Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right to vote to citizens 18 years of age or older” adopted by the first session of the Ninety-second Congress of the [pg. 1]

United States, and which is set forth in full 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. 2017
 
SENATE,
March 29, 1971.
This bill having been three times read in the Senate,
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the Senate.
Raymond H. Bateman, President of the Senate  
 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
May 3, 1971
This bill having been three times read and compared in the General Assembly,
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the General Assembly.
George Reeves, Speaker of the General Assembly   [pg. 3]

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