Text: H.R.3319 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H.R. 3319 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3319

    To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to limit the 
       recovery of attorneys' fees in certain civil rights cases.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 16, 2001

 Mr. DeMint (for himself, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Akin, Mr. Barr of Georgia, 
 Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Crane, 
  Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Goode, Ms. Hart, Mr. Hostettler, Mr. 
  Istook, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. 
Largent, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Pence, Mr. Pitts, Mr. 
 Ryan of Wisconsin, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. 
   Souder, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, and Mr. Weldon of Florida) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to limit the 
       recovery of attorneys' fees in certain civil rights cases.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Student Freedom of Religious 
Expression Act''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON RECOVERY OF ATTORNEYS' FEES IN CERTAIN CASES.

    Section 722(b) of the Revised Statutes of the United States (42 
U.S.C. 1988(b)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``In'' and inserting ``Except as otherwise 
        provided in this subsection, in'';
            (2) by striking ``, except that'' and inserting ``. 
        However,''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following: ``Attorneys' fees 
        under this section may not be allowed in any action claiming 
        that a public school or its agent violates the constitutional 
        prohibition against the establishment of religion by 
        permitting, facilitating, or accommodating a student's 
        religious expression.''.
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