S. 1745 (102nd): Civil Rights Act of 1991

Introduced:

Sep 24, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 21, 1991.

Law:

Pub.L. 102-166

Sponsor:

John Danforth

Senator from Missouri

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 1991

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination, to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 is a United States statute that was passed in response to a series of United States Supreme Court decisions that limited the rights of employees who had sued their employers for discrimination. The Act represented the first effort since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to modify some of the basic ...

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History

Sep 24, 1991
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 24, 1991
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 30, 1991
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Nov 7, 1991
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 21, 1991
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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