Religous Freedom Restoration Act 1993

Religous Freedom Restoration Act 1993

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  • By: Jocelyn Hernandez Period 2 
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 1993
  • Background: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was introduced in the House by Chucke Schumer on March 11,1993. A bill was also introduced the same day by senator Ted Kennedy. The bill was voted against 3 senators but later was signed by President Clinton Nov. 16,1993. This act applies to all relgions but mainly for the Native Americans that are burdened by the Gov. 
  • The committed in which was signed by was the house and senate- Judiciary. The house passed this act on May 11.1993 and was passed on voice vote and the the senate passed it on Oct. 27,1993 with the first amendment. It became a public law in Nov. 14 1993 No. 103-141 and committee report was the House Rept. 103-88. 
  • The purpose of Religious Freedom Restoration Act is to protect the free exercise of religion. 
  • The significance of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is it prohibits any other US govt,agency, or department from taking away your right to exercise any religion unless is its demonstrates a compelling governmental interest. 
  • Fun Fact:  21 states in the US have a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by the Legislative. 
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