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


Sep 24, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 1991

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


Pub.L. 102-166


John Danforth

Senator from Missouri



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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 (CRS)

TitleI - Federal Civil Rights RemediesAmends Federal law to declare that:(1) for purposes of provisions relating to equal rights under the law, the right to make and enforce contracts includes ... Read more >


Sep 24, 1991

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 is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1745”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
Oct 22, 1991 2:51 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 93/4
Oct 29, 1991 7:58 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 61/38
Oct 30, 1991 1:50 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 54/42
Oct 30, 1991 5:35 p.m.
Bill Passed 93/5
Nov 7, 1991 4:25 p.m.
Passed 381/38

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 611 (Related)
Civil Rights Act of 1991

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 1991

H.Res. 270 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 7, 1991

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