Summary: H.R.4999 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/03/1994)

Civil Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994 - Amends the United States Commission on Civil Rights Act of 1983 to reauthorize the Commission. Renames such Act as the Civil Rights Commission Act of 1983.

Provides that: (1) the initial membership of the Commission shall be the members of the Commission on September 30, 1994, and thereafter vacancies shall continue to be appointed according to a specified formula; and (2) the term of each member in the initial membership shall expire on the date such term would have expired as of September 30, 1994.

Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson; (2) removal of members; and (3) a quorum.

Directs the Commission to: (1) investigate allegations in writing under oath or affirmation relating to deprivations because of color, race, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or as a result of any pattern or practice of fraud, of the right of U.S. citizens to vote and have votes counted; and (2) study and collect information relating to, make appraisals of Federal laws and policies regarding, serve as a national clearinghouse for information relating to, and prepare public service announcements and advertising campaigns to discourage, discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of color, race, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice.

Specifies that nothing in this or any other Act shall be construed as authorizing the Commission, its advisory committees, or any person under its supervision or control to: (1) inquire into or investigate any membership practices or internal operations of any fraternal organization, college or university fraternity or sorority, private club, or religious organization; or (2) study and collect, make appraisals of, or serve as a clearinghouse for information about Federal laws and policies regarding abortion.

Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) reports; (2) advisory committees; (3) hearings and ancillary matters; and (4) administrative provisions.

Authorizes appropriations.

Terminates such Act on September 30, 1995.