S.325 - A bill to amend section 1979 of the Revised Statutes (42 USC 1983), relating to civil actions for the deprivation of rights, to limit the applicability of that statute to laws relating to equal rights and to provide a special defense to the liability of political subdivisions of States.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 01/20/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/09/1987 Referred to Subcommittee on Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.325 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/20/1987)
Limits the applicability of the current statute providing a Federal cause of action for the deprivation of a person's civil rights to the violation of laws which provide for the equal rights of citizens.
States that damages shall not be awarded against any government entity if the court finds that the officials involved were acting in good faith.
Requires the exhaustion of all administrative and judicial remedies before Federal jurisdiction may be granted.