United States Constitution; General Assembly of Va. to ratify and affirm Equal Rights Amendment. (HJ115)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


United States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment.  Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. This joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains viable and may be ratified notwithstanding the expiration of the 10-year ratification period set out in the resolving clause, as amended, in the proposal adopted by Congress.

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Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103026D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections


Valerie Naquin writes:

As a woman and a Virginian, I would like an explanation of why this resolution was killed in committee, and by whom. I cannot see a reason why my state would refuse to ratify such an amendment unless its lawmakers do not believe that men and women should be equal under the Constitution.