CHAPTER 775

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 2

TO COMMEND SENATORS JOHN J. WILLIAMS AND J. CALEB BOGGS, AND CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR. FOR THEIR INTRODUCTION OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFERING OF VOLUNTARY PRAYER IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

WHEREAS, Senators John J. Williams and J. Caleb Boggs on January 15, 1969 in the First Session of the 91st Congress cosponsored the introduction of a Joint Resolution denoted as Senate Joint Resolution No. 6, proposing to amend the Constitution of the United States with respect to the offering of prayer in public buildings; and

WHEREAS, Congressman William V. Roth, Jr. on February 5, 1969, introduced in the First Session of the 91st Congress of the United States a Joint Resolution denoted as Joint Resolution No. 407, proposing to amend the Constitution of the United States with respect to the offering of prayer in public buildings; and

WHEREAS, said resolutions provided that nothing contained in the Constitution of the United States of America "shall abridge the right of persons lawfully assembled, in any public building which is supported in whole or in part through the expenditure of public funds, to participate in nondenominational prayer"; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware to commend the Delaware Congressional Delegation for the introduction of said resolutions; and

WHEREAS, it is the sense of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware that said resolutions proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States should be supported by the Congressional Delegations of the other several States of the Union.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware assembled that it hereby commends Senators John J. Williams and J. Caleb Boggs and Congressman William V. Roth, Jr. for proposing for adoption Joint Resolutions with respect to the offering of voluntary prayer in public buildings and urges the adoption thereof by the Congress of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the respective Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives of each of the several States of the Union urging those Houses to take appropriate action in recommending to their respective Congressional Delegations in Congress that Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 and House Joint Resolution No. 407 of the 91st Congress of the United States be supported and adopted.

Approved March 31, 1969.