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H.R. 1730: Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1730 would clarify and strengthen the coverage of current laws against damaging religious property. Specifically, the bill amends the Church Arson Prevention Act to clarify that the conduct covered under this statute includes bomb threats to religious institutions, whether they be synagogues, mosques, churches, or religious community centers. This legislation also adds language to clarify that threats covered under subsection (a)(2) of the Act include threats to property, so long as the threat causes such intimidation to intentionally obstruct the individual’s ability to exercise their right ...

Sponsor and status

David Kustoff

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Mar 27, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 11, 2017

This bill passed in the House on December 11, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


31% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Mar 27, 2017

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Nov 2, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 11, 2017
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1730 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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