S. 2869 (106th): Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000

The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), Pub.L. 106–274, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., is a United States federal law that prohibits the imposition of burdens on the ability of prisoners to worship as they please and gives churches and other religious institutions a way to avoid burdensome zoning law restrictions on ...


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Jul 13, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 22, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 22, 2000.


Pub.L. 106-274


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2000
Length: 5 pages


Jul 13, 2000

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Jul 14, 2000
Reported by Committee

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Jul 27, 2000
Passed Senate

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Jul 27, 2000
Passed House

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Sep 22, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2869 (106th) 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 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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