No, it didn't. That's not the way the procedure works for a U.S. Constitutional Amendment.<quoted text>I believe it has passed several REPUBLICAN controlled committees in the House when it was introduced last year, and the previous years.
1. The Amendment has to be written, debated, and approved by simple majority vote by the House Judiciary Committee's "Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice". If it doesn't pass the subcommittee by a simple majority vote, the amendment is killed and cannot be introduced for another year.
2. If approved by the subcommittee, it goes to the Judiciary Committee where it is once again and debated, and voted upon. If it doesn't pass the Judiciary Committee by a simple majority vote, the amendment is killed and cannot be introduced for another year. If approved by a simple majority, it then goes to the full House, where it is once again debated and voted upon.
3. The House must pass the proposed Constitutional Amendment with a minimum 2/3 vote. If it fails to get the approval of at LEAST 2/3 of the House, the amendment is killed and cannot be introduced for another year. If approved by at least 2/3 vote, then it goes to the Senate, where the basic procedure I outlined above, is repeated in the Senate, i.e. subcommittee, committee, Senate.
4. If the Senate approves of the proposed Constitutional Amendment, once again by at least a 2/3 vote, then it is sent to the legislatures of all 50 states.
5. AT LEAST 3/4 of the 99 state legislatures must approve of the proposed Constitutional Amendment by a simple majority vote in each state legislative body.
So it's a long difficult process, as it was designed to be. The last time a U.S. Constitutional Amendment was ratified was in 1992.
I do NOT think that this silly proposed Constitutional Amendment has ANY chance of being approved by at least 2/3 of the Hose and Senate, and being ratified by at least 3/4 of the states. AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.