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

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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.


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                    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

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                                 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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