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Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016

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A bill to provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/01/2016Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6649-6650; text as passed Senate: CR S6650)
12/01/2016Introduced in Senate

All Actions (5)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/22/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
12/02/2016HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
12/02/2016-11:39amHouseReceived in the House.
12/02/2016SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/01/2016SenateIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6649-6650; text as passed Senate: CR S6650)

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 12/01/2016
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 12/01/2016
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]* 12/01/2016
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 12/01/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary12/02/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice12/22/2016 Referred to

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Passed Senate without amendment (12/01/2016)

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Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016

(Sec. 4) This bill requires the Department of Education, when reviewing whether there has been a violation of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance) based on an individual's actual or perceived shared Jewish ancestry or Jewish ethnic characteristics, to consider the definition of "anti-Semitism" as part of its assessment of whether the alleged practice was motivated by anti-Semitic intent.

For purposes of this bill, the definition of "anti-Semitism" is the definition set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the Fact Sheet issued on June 8, 2010, as adapted from the Working Definition of Anti-Semitism of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (now known as the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights).

(Sec. 5) Nothing in this bill shall be construed to diminish or infringe upon any right protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution.