H.R. 725 (110th): Veterans’ Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 30, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dan Burton
Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 30, 2007
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 29, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 30, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 30, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to prevent the use of the legal system in a manner that extorts money from State and local governments, and the Federal Government, and inhibits such governments' constitutional actions under the first, tenth, and fourteenth amendments.

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Cosponsors
66 cosponsors (66R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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1/30/2007--Introduced.
Veterans' Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2007 - Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States to limit the remedy, in a civil action against a state or local official for deprivation of civil rights, to injunctive and declaratory relief and deny attorneys' fees where the deprivation consists of a violation of a prohibition in the Constitution against the establishment of religion, including violations relating to:
(1) religious words or imagery in veterans' memorials, public buildings, or official seals of states or their subdivisions; and
(2) the chartering of Boy Scout units by states or their subdivisions and the Boy Scouts' using public buildings.
Imposes the same limits regarding such an action against the United States or any U.S. agency or official acting in his or her official capacity.

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