H.R.1730 - Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 03/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-456|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/12/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.1730 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/27/2017)
Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify prohibitions with respect to intentionally defacing, damaging, or destroying religious real property.
Specifically, the bill broadens the scope of prohibited conduct to also criminalize threats to deface, damage, or destroy religious real property.
Additionally, it establishes a criminal penalty—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both—for a violation that results in damage or destruction to religious property.
Finally, the bill broadens the definition of "religious real property" to include real property owned or leased by a nonprofit, religiously affiliated organization.