H.R.3319 - Student Freedom of Religious Expression Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4] (Introduced 11/16/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||11/27/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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.''. <all>