2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 21B - Religious Freedom Restoration (Sections 2000bb - 2000bb-4)
Sec. 2000bb-3 - Applicability

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 2000bb-3 - Applicability
Containssection 2000bb-3
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 103-141, §6, Nov. 16, 1993, 107 Stat. 1489; Pub. L. 106-274, §7(b), Sept. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 806.
Statutes at Large References107 Stat. 1489, 1488
114 Stat. 806
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 103-141, Public Law 106-274

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42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-3 (2014)
§2000bb–3. Applicability(a) In general

This chapter applies to all Federal law, and the implementation of that law, whether statutory or otherwise, and whether adopted before or after November 16, 1993.

(b) Rule of construction

Federal statutory law adopted after November 16, 1993, is subject to this chapter unless such law explicitly excludes such application by reference to this chapter.

(c) Religious belief unaffected

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize any government to burden any religious belief.

(Pub. L. 103–141, §6, Nov. 16, 1993, 107 Stat. 1489; Pub. L. 106–274, §7(b), Sept. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 806.)


This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this Act", meaning Pub. L. 103–141, Nov. 16, 1993, 107 Stat. 1488, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000bb of this title and Tables.


2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–274 struck out "and State" after "Federal".

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