Copy of United States Senate Joint Resolution 17, Regarding Prohibition, 3 December 1917
Enclosed in:Special Message on Federal Prohibition Amendment by Governor Thomas W. Bickett to the General Assembly of North Carolina, 11 January 1919
S. J. Res. 17.
SIXTY FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AT THE SECOND SESSION,
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the third day of December, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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 amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the several States as provided by the Constitution:
“Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
“Sec. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
“Sec. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Thos. R. Marshall
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.
I certify that this Joint Resolution originated in the Senate.
James M. Baker, Secretary.