H.R. 4092 (104th): Freedom of the Highways Act of 1996

Introduced:
Sep 17, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Thomas Foglietta
Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 17, 1996
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 17, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 17, 1996
Referred to Committee Sep 17, 1996
 
 
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9/17/1996--Introduced.
Freedom of the Highways Act of 1996 - Prohibits any law enforcement agency or officer, acting under color of authority, from stopping any person driving or riding in an automobile because of that person's race or color.
Authorizes any person or class of persons aggrieved by such a violation, in a civil action, to obtain appropriate relief.
Specifies that a showing that a pattern exists in a particular region of disparate stopping of persons on highways based on race or color is sufficient to constitute prima facie evidence of a violation in that region.

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