Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. Fixing Commencement of Terms of the President & Vice President & Members of Congress....Hearings....on H.J. Res. 93, 10, 24, Mar. 27, 1924
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Page 10 - SECTION 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Page 1 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States fixing the commencement of the terms of President and Vice President and Members of Congress and fixing the time of the assembling of Congress.
Page 29 - SEC. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the 4th day of January unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
Page 10 - SEC. 3. If the House of Representatives has not chosen a President, whenever the right of choice devolves upon them, before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, then the Vice President chosen for the same term shall act as President until the House of Representatives chooses a President...
Page 10 - President has not been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly until the House of Representatives chooses a President, or until the Senate chooses a Vice President.
Page 10 - MEMORANDUM IN REGARD TO A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT SHORTENING THE TIME WHICH ELAPSES BETWEEN THE ELECTION AND THE INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ABOLISHING THE SHORT SESSION OF THE OLD CONGRESS PREPARED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY OF THE SENATE. The American Bar Association is a conservative body whose members love and reverence the Constitution and are reluctant to change it. They were led to consider...