H.R. 1308 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-141, 107 Stat. 1488 (November 16, 1993), codified at 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb through 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-4 (also known as RFRA), is a 1993 United States federal law that "ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected." The bill was introduced by Congressman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on March 11, ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 11, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 16, 1993

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 16, 1993.

Law:

Pub.L. 103-141

Sponsor:

Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Representative for New York's 9th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 1993
Length: 3 pages

History

Mar 11, 1993
 
Introduced

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Mar 24, 1993
 
Ordered Reported

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May 11, 1993
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 11, 1993
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

Oct 27, 1993
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 3, 1993
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 16, 1993
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1308 (103rd) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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