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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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



Mar 27, 1981

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S. 822 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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