S. 822 (97th): Religious Freedom Protection Act


Mar 27, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harrison Williams Jr.

Senator from New Jersey


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to make it a Federal crime to vandalize a house of worship or any other religious property.

Summary (CRS)

3/27/1981--Introduced.Religious Freedom Protection Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties for whoever, with intent to interfere with any group or person freely exercising his religion: (1) intimidates ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 27, 1981

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 822”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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