About the bill
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 is a United States labor law, passed in response to 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 procedural and substantive rights provided by federal law in employment discrimination cases. It provided the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introduced the possibility of emotional distress damages and limited the amount that a jury could award.
President Bush had used his veto against the more comprehensive Civil Rights Act of 1990. He feared racial quotas would be imposed but later approved the 1991 version of the bill.
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Sponsor and status
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.
Senator for Missouri
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Last Updated: Nov 21, 1991
6 Cosponsors (6 Republicans)
Sep 24, 1991
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 30, 1991
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.
Nov 7, 1991
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 270 (102nd).
Nov 7, 1991
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.
S. 1745 (102nd) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1745. This is the one from the 102nd Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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