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CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-1787
ARTICLE (XXVII.) No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
PROPOSAL AND RATIFICATION This amendment, being the second of twelve articles proposed by the First Congress on Sept. 25, 1789, was declared by the Archivist of the United States on May 18, 1992, to have been ratified by the legislatures of 40 of the 50 States.
This amendment was ratified by the following States: Maryland, December 19, 1789; North Carolina, December 22, 1789; South Carolina, January 19, 1790; Delaware, January 28, 1790; Vermont, November 3, 1791; Virginia, December 15, 1791; Ohio, May 6, 1873; Wyoming, March 6, 1978; Maine, April 27, 1983; Colo. rado, April 22, 1984; South Dakota, February 21, 1985; New Hampshire, March 7, 1985; Arizona, April 3, 1985; Tennessee, May 23, 1985; Oklahoma, July 10, 1985;
New Mexico, February 14, 1986; Indiana, February 24, 1986; Utah, February 25, 1986; Arkansas, March 6, 1987; Montana, March 17, 1987; Connecticut, May 13, 1987; Wisconsin, July 15, 1987; Georgia, February 2, 1988; West Virginia, March 10, 1988; Louisiana, July 7, 1988; Iowa, February 9, 1989; Idaho, March 23, 1989; Nevada, April 26, 1989; Alaska, May 6, 1989; Oregon, May 19, 1989; Minnesota, May 22, 1989; Texas, May 25, 1989; Kansas, April 5, 1990; Florida, May 31, 1990; North Dakota, March 25, 1991; Alabama, May 5, 1992; Missouri, May 5, 1992; Michigan, May 7, 1992; New Jersey, May 7, 1992.
Ratification was completed on May 7, 1992.
The amendment was subsequently ratified by Illinois on May 12, 1992; California, June 26, 1992; Rhode Island, June 10, 1993.
CERTIFICATION OF VALIDITY Publication of the certifying statement of the Archivist of the United States that the amendment had become valid was made on May 18, 1992, F.R. Doc. 92-11951, 57 F.R. 21187.
THE CODE OF LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES
TITLE 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS
This title was enacted by act July 30, 1947, ch. 388, § 1, 61 Stat. 633
CHAPTER 1-RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
1. Words denoting number, gender, and so forth
SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in title 10 section 101; title 28 section 3701; title 30 sections 1511, 1531; title 31 section 5312; title 32 section 101; title 37 section 101; title 39 section 5215; title 49 section 10102.
rollment of S. 2830 (Pub. L. 101-624, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3359).
"(b) CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT BY THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE.—The enrollment of S. 2830 shall be in such form as the Secretary of the Senate certifies to be a true enrollment.
CHAPTER 2-ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS; FOR
MALITIES OF ENACTMENT; REPEALS; SEAL
ING OF INSTRUMENTS 8 106. Printing bills and joint resolutions PRINTED ENROLLMENTS PREPARED AFTER ENACTMENT Pub. L. 102-387, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1519, provided: “That the provisions of sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code, are waived with respect to the printing (on parchment or otherwise) of the enrollment of any appropriation bill of the One Hundred Second Congress hereafter to be presented to the President. Such an enrollment shall be in such form as the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives certifies to be a true enrollment. As used in this resolution, the term 'appropriation bill’ means a bill or joint resolution making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993." Pub. L. 102-260, Mar. 20, 1992, 106 Stat. 85, provided that: "SECTION 1. WAIVER OF REQUIREMENT FOR
PARCHMENT PRINTING. "The provisions of sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code, are waived with respect to the printing (on parchment or otherwise) of the enrollment of H.R. 4210 of the 102d Congress (H.R. 4210 was vetoed by the President on Mar. 20, 1992). “SEC. 2. CERTIFICATION BY COMMITTEE ON
HOUSE ADMINISTRATION. “The enrollment of H.R. 4210 of the 102d Congress shall be in such form as the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives certifies to be a true enrollment." Pub. L. 101-497, Oct. 31, 1990, 104 Stat. 1205, provid
"SEC. 2. SUBSEQUENT PREPARATION AND CER
TIFICATION OF PRINTED ENROLLMENT. "(a) PREPARATION.
"(1) IN GENERAL.-If S. 2830 is presented to the President in the form of a hand enrollment pursuant to the authority of section 1, then upon the enactment of that bill the Secretary of the Senate shall prepare a printed enrollment of the bill as in the case of a bill to which sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code, apply.
“(2) TYPOGRAPHICAL CORRECTIONS.-A printed enrollment prepared pursuant to paragraph (1) may, in order to conform to customary style for printed laws, include corrections in indentation, type face, and type size and may include notations (in the margins or as otherwise appropriate) of obvious errors in spelling or punctuation in the hand enrollment.
"(b) TRANSMITTAL TO PRESIDENT.-A printed enrollment prepared pursuant to subsection (a), after being certified by the Secretary of the Senate to be a correct printing of the hand enrollment, shall be signed by the presiding officer of each House of Congress and transmitted to the President.
"(c) CERTIFICATION BY PRESIDENT; PRESERVATION IN ARCHIVES.-Upon certification by the President that a printed enrollment transmitted pursuant to subsection (b) is a correct printing of the hand enrollment, such printed enrollment shall be transmitted to the Archivist of the United States, who shall preserve it with the hand enrollment.
“(d) PUBLICATION OF LAW.-In preparing the bill or joint resolution for publication in slip form and in the United States Statutes at Large pursuant to section 112 of title 1, United States Code, the Archivist of the United States shall use the printed enrollment certified by the President under subsection (c) in lieu of the hand enrollment.
"SECTION 1. WAIVER OF REQUIREMENT FOR
PARCHMENT PRINTING OF ENROLLMENT
OF CERTAIN MEASURES. (a) WAIVER.—The provisions of sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code, are waived with respect to the printing (on parchment or otherwise) of the en
"SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
“(1) (sic) HAND ENROLLMENT.-The term 'hand enrollment means the enrollment, as authorized by section 1, of a bill or joint resolution for presentment to the President in a form other than the printed form required by sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code."
Pub. L. 101-466, Oct. 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 1084, provided that: