[USC03] 42 USC 2000cc-1: Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons
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42 USC 2000cc-1: Protection of religious exercise of institutionalized persons Text contains those laws in effect on November 16, 2017
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 21C-PROTECTION OF RELIGIOUS EXERCISE IN LAND USE AND BY INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
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§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 .)