Summary

                            To prohibit the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying or surveilling certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
No Religious Registry Act of 2017

This bill prohibits U.S. government officers or employees from collecting
information or utilizing a registry or database to classify or surveil on the
basis of religious affiliation: (1) U.S. nationals, (2) aliens lawfully present
in the United States, or (3) aliens who apply for a visa or seek admission to
the United States or on whose behalf a petition under the immigration laws is
submitted. The bill also prohibits studies related to the collection of such
information or the establishment or utilization of such a registry or database.

Nothing in such prohibition may be construed to prohibit the collection of
information that is provided voluntarily, and from which personally identifiable
information is removed, to be used strictly for statistical purposes that do not
violate this bill.

Federal entities are prohibited from: (1) awarding a contract to an entity to
collect information or establish a registry that would violate this bill, or (2)
purchasing information on religious affiliation from a nonfederal entity for
such purposes.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

    Feb 6th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

    Feb 6th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    Jan 12th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 12th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 12th, 2017