H.R.1308 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 03/11/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 103-88 Part 1; H.Rept 103-88 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||11/16/1993 Became Public Law No: 103-141.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||10/27/1993 : Passed Senate|
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Subject — Policy Area:
- Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
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Summary: H.R.1308 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (10/27/1993)
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 - Prohibits any agency, department, or official of the United States or any State (the government) from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except that the government may burden a person's exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person: (1) furthers a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
Sets forth provisions pertaining to judicial relief, attorney's fees, and applicability.
Declares that: (1) nothing in this Act shall be construed to interpret the clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the establishment of religion; (2) the granting of government funding, benefits, or exemptions, to the extent permissible under that clause, shall not constitute a violation of this Act; and (3) as used in this Act, "granting" does not include the denial of government funding, benefits, or exemptions.