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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Sons and Daughters of America Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to provide for legal protection against frivolous lawsuits directed at statutes prohibiting picketing at military and other funerals, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/21/2006 Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
09/21/2006 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/2006 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1795)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/2006 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (8)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 09/21/2006
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1]* 09/21/2006
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 09/21/2006
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1]* 09/21/2006
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 09/29/2006
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7] 09/29/2006

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary09/21/2006 Referred to

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Subjects (10)

  • Cemeteries and funerals
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Civil rights enforcement
  • Freedom of speech
  • Government liability
  • Injunctions
  • Legal fees
  • Public demonstrations

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (09/21/2006)

Sons and Daughters of America Act - Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States to provide that the remedies for a civil action for deprivation of rights are limited to injunctive and declaratory relief where the deprivation: (1) consists of a violation of the right to freedom of speech secured by the Constitution; and (2) is the result of a statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage which prohibits or restricts picketing, protesting, or demonstrating at a funeral or any other ceremony, procession, or memorial service held in connection with the burial or cremation of the dead.

Prohibits the award of attorney's fees with respect to the prevailing party in such a claim, including one in any action brought against the United States or any federal agency or official acting in his or her official capacity in any court.