H.R. 5272: Do No Harm Act

Introduced:

May 18, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on May 18, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 18, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Joseph Kennedy III

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 18, 2016
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) says no law can impede someone’s right to practice their First Amendment religious freedoms, even if a law wasn’t deliberately or intentionally designed to single out a specific religion or religious belief. The law states, “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results ...

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History

May 18, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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