Text: H.R.6382 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/18/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6382


To prohibit the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 18, 2016

Ms. DelBene (for herself, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Ellison, and Mr. Lewis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To prohibit the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes.

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 “No Religious Registry Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition.

(a) In general.—No United States Government official, including the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security, may collect information or establish or otherwise utilize a registry, database, or similar for the purpose of classifying United States nationals or aliens lawfully present in the United States, or any alien who applies for a visa or seeks admission to the United States or on whose behalf a petition under the immigration laws is submitted, on the basis of religious affiliation, or conduct any study related to the collection of such information or the establishment or utilization of such a registry, database, or similar.

(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this section may be construed as prohibiting the collection of information that is voluntarily provided, including relating to the decennial census.


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