S. 578 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993


Mar 11, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 6, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Jul 27, 1993
Length: 7 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 1308 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 16, 1993

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect the free exercise of religion.

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Related Bills

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

S. 2969 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 2, 1992

H.R. 1308 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 16, 1993

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The “S.” in “S. 578” means this is a Senate 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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Mar 11, 1993
Reported by Committee
May 6, 1993


60 cosponsors (37D, 23R) (show)
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