2019 US Code
Title 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

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc-1 (2019)
Section Name §2000cc–1. Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons
Section Text (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.

Source Credit

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

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 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
Contains section 2000cc-1
Date 2019
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 24, 2020
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 114 Stat. 804
Public Law References Public Law 106-274
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