H.R.4092 - Freedom of the Highways Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] (Introduced 09/17/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/04/1996 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4092 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/17/1996)
Freedom of the Highways Act of 1996 - Prohibits any law enforcement agency or officer, acting under color of authority, from stopping any person driving or riding in an automobile because of that person's race or color.
Authorizes any person or class of persons aggrieved by such a violation, in a civil action, to obtain appropriate relief. Specifies that a showing that a pattern exists in a particular region of disparate stopping of persons on highways based on race or color is sufficient to constitute prima facie evidence of a violation in that region.