REFERENCE TITLE: ratification; equal rights amendment




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-first Legislature

Second Regular Session




HCR 2016


Introduced by

Representatives Steele, Alston, Campbell, Cardenas, Gabaldón, Gallego, Hernández, Quezada, Senators Hobbs, Pancrazi: Representatives Fann, McCune Davis, Mendez, Meyer, Miranda, Orr, Saldate, Townsend, Ugenti, Wheeler, Senators Begay, Tovar





ratifying the proposed amendment to the constitution of the united states; providing equal rights for men and women.






Whereas, the Congress of the United States, on March 22, 1972, in both houses, by a constitutional majority of two-thirds in both houses, adopted the following proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States in the following words, to wit:


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That

The following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three‑fourths of the several States within seven years of its submission by the Congress:

Section 1.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3.  This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.


Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

1.  That this proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States is ratified.

2.  That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President of the United States Senate and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.