S. 677 (109th): Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2005


Mar 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard “Rick” Santorum

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2005
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to establish provisions with respect to religious accommodation in employment, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/17/2005--Introduced.Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2005 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to modify the definition of "religion" for purposes of coverage under that Act by requiring employers ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 677”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (10R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 893 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 11, 2003

H.R. 1445 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2005

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