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HR 1691 - Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 - National Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (306-118) - (Key vote)
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Title: Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits the government's ability to intrude into the religious practices of Americans.

  • Allows the government to substantially burden a person's religious exercise if and only if doing so furthers a "compelling governmental interest".
  • Requires that the "compelling government interest" be pursued using the least restrictive means available.
  • Prohibits the government from imposing land use regulations that limit a group's ability to practice its religion.
  • Allows an individual to seek relief in court if they believe the government has violated this act, and places the burden of proof that the individuals rights were not violated on the government.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999


  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth E. 'Ken' Bentsen Jr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Camp (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Merrill A. Cook (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Chet' Edwards (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Raymond Eugene 'Gene' Green (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Asa' Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. 'Bob' Riley (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronnie Shows (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lamar S. Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony David Weiner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward 'Ed' Whitfield (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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