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H.R. 1150 (114th): Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act

The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 1150, Pub.L. 114–281) "amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) to state in the congressional findings that the freedom of thought and religion is understood to protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion." The bill was named after Frank ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 27, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-281

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Length: 15 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6482: Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act

Introduced on Dec 8, 2016. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2878: Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act

Introduced on Apr 28, 2016. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 27, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 15, 2015
 
Considered by Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 15, 2015
 
Considered by Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 20, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 20, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 16, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Dec 10, 2016
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 11, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 13, 2016
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 16, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1150 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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