H.R. 2611 (99th): A bill to amend chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, to provide criminal penalties for desecration of a religious structure or a consecrated grave, or the placement of an antireligious symbol on the property of another, and for other purposes.


May 23, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bobbi Fiedler

Representative for California's 21st congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

5/23/1985--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to impose penalties upon any person who with intent to injure or destroy:(1) desecrates any consecrated grave or religious structure or article; or(2) places any ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 23, 1985

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2611”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 2394 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 1981

H.R. 4980 (Related)
A bill to amend chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, to impose ...

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 22, 1986

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