United States Constitution; General Assembly to ratify and affirm Equal Rights Amendment. (SJ78)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103517D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2014Reported from Rules
01/31/2014Reported from Rules (16-Y 1-N)
02/03/2014Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2014Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/05/2014Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Agreed to by Senate (25-Y 8-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/24/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.