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Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly relative to the operation of state schools


Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

Jan. 31, 1955

STATE SCHOOLS—MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS.

No. 2 (House Resolution No. 23-54a).

A Resolution.

Memorializing Congress to call a convention for the considering of an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the operation of State schools.

Whereas, the National Government, through the use of various funds and agencies has greatly encroached, directly and indirectly, upon the operation of the State schools; and

Whereas, the operation of State Schools is, and should remain, an exclusive State function; and

Whereas, the continued exercise of various means and methods by the National Government in controlling the operation of State schools tends to encroach upon an exclusive State right;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia, that the legislature of the State of Georgia respectfully petition the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing the following Article as an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

“Article

“Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision in this Constitution, nothing shall, in any way, take away from, or in any manner deprive the right of the several States of the Union to operate their school systems, and to have exclusive and complete power to regulate and to determine the rules and regulations for the conduct and operation of State schools.

“Section 2. Nothing herein shall prohibit any State from accepting aid in any form from the National Government.

“Section 3. This amendment shall be effective upon ratification by three-fourths of the several States.”

Be it further resolved, that the Congress of the United States be, and it hereby is, requested to provide as to the mode of ratification, that said amendment shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the Constitution of the United States, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.

Be it further resolved, that a duly attested copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate of the United States, the Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to each member of the Congress from the State of Georgia.

Approved January 31, 1955.

Ga. Laws 1955, pp. 4-5.