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This Day in Georgia History

February 02, 1988

Georgia Ratified 27th Amendment

The Georgia Senate approved a House resolution ratifying the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides that no law changing the compensation of any member of Congress can take effect until an election of representatives shall have taken place. Gov. Joe Frank Harris would not sign the joint resolution until March 28, though the U.S. Secretary of State recognizes the day of ratification as the day the second house of a bicamerial legislature approves the amendment – not the day that a governor signs a joint or concurrent resolution.