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         Senator Gronstal moved that the resolution be read the last time
    now and placed upon its passage, which motion prevailed by a voice vote,
    and the resolution was read the last time.

         House Joint Resolution 13, a Joint Resolution proposing an
    amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa relating to the
    equality of rights of men and women under the law.

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

         Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State
    of Iowa is proposed.

         Section 1 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa, is
    amended to read as follows:

         RIGHTS OF PERSONS. Section 1. All men and women are, by nature,
    free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights -- among which are
    those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing
    and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety and
    happiness.

         Sec. 2. The foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of
    Iowa is referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at the next
    general election for members of the General Assemlby and the Secretary
    of State is directed to cause the same to be published for three
    consecutive months previous to the date of that election as provided by
    law.

         On the question Shall the resolution be adopted? (H.J.R. 13) the
    vote was:

    Yeas, 49:


         Banks         Bartz         Bennett       Bisignano
         Black         Boettger      Borlaug       Boswell
         Connolly      Dearden       Deluhery      Douglas
         Drake         Dvorsky       Fink          Flynn
         Fraise        Freeman       Gettings      Giannetto
         Gronstal      Halvorson     Hammond       Hansen
         Hedge         Horn          Husak         Iverson
         Jensen        Judge         Kibbie        Kramer
         Lind          Lundby        Maddox        McKean
         McLaren       Murphy        Neuhauser     Palmer
         Redfern       Rensink       Rife          Rittmer

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