Summary: S.1853 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/10/1996)

Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 - Makes Federal criminal code prohibitions against, and penalties for, damaging religious property or obstructing any person's free exercise of religious beliefs applicable where: (1) the offense is in, or affects, interstate commerce; and (2) the loss exceeds $5,000. (Currently such provisions apply only where: (1) the defendant, in committing the offense, travels in interstate or foreign commerce or uses a facility or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce in interstate or foreign commerce; and (2) the loss exceeds $10,000.)