2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 21C - Protection of Religious Exercise in Land Use and by Institutionalized Persons (Sections 2000cc - 2000cc-5)
Sec. 2000cc-1 - Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons

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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
CHAPTER 21C - PROTECTION OF RELIGIOUS EXERCISE IN LAND USE AND BY INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
Sec. 2000cc-1 - Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons
Containssection 2000cc-1
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 106-274, §3, Sept. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 804.
Statutes at Large Reference114 Stat. 804
Public and Private LawPublic Law 106-274

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42 U.S.C. § 2000cc-1 (2014)

§2000cc–1. Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons

(a) General rule

No government shall impose a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person residing in or confined to an institution, as defined in section 1997 of this title, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the government demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person—

(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and

(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

(b) Scope of application

This section applies in any case in which—

(1) the substantial burden is imposed in a program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance; or

(2) the substantial burden affects, or removal of that substantial burden would affect, commerce with foreign nations, among the several States, or with Indian tribes.

(Pub. L. 106–274, §3, Sept. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 804.)

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