H.R.2023 - Veterans' Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] (Introduced 05/26/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/11/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2023 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/26/2011)
Veterans' Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2011 - Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States to limit the remedy, in a civil action against a state or local official for deprivation of civil rights, to injunctive and declaratory relief, and deny attorneys' fees, where the deprivation consists of a violation of a prohibition in the Constitution against the establishment of religion, including violations relating to: (1) religious words or imagery in veterans' memorials, public buildings, or official seals of states or their subdivisions; and (2) the chartering of Boy Scout units by states or their subdivisions and the Boy Scouts' using public buildings.
Imposes the same limits regarding such an action against the United States or any U.S. agency or official acting in his or her official capacity.