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Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly relative to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee


Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

Feb. 12, 1957

CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION—PUBLIC HEARINGS REQUIRED.

No. 10 (House Resolution No. 52).

A Resolution.

Requesting the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives to let appropriate public officials and citizens appear before the committee when civil rights legislation is being considered; and for other purposes.

Whereas, it has come to the attention of this body that the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives will consider proposed civil rights legislation at a very early date and will hold no public hearings on such legislation; and

Whereas, it is the feeling of this body that the committee should let appropriate public officials and citizens appear before the committee, either in support of or opposition to such legislation; and

Whereas, the committee should not take speedy action on the legislation of this type, particularly in view of the fact that there are serious legal and constitutional objections thereto;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia that the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives is hereby requested to permit appropriate public officials and citizens to appear before the committee, in support of or in opposition to such legislation.

Be it further resolved that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby instructed to transmit a copy of this resolution to the chairman of said committee and to each member of the Georgia Congressional Delegation.

Approved February 12, 1957.

Ga. Laws 1957, p. 33.