H.R. 1730 - Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017

115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1730
 
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 27, 2017
Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee (for himself, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Kennedy, and Mrs. McMorris Rodgers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
A BILL
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the “Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017”.
SEC. 2. Protection of community centers with religious affiliation.
Section 247 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
(1) in subsection (a)(1), by inserting after “or attempts” the following: “or threatens”;
(2) in subsection (c), by inserting after “or attempts” the following: “or threatens”;
(3) in subsection (d)—
(A) in paragraph (3), by striking the “and” at the end;
(B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
(C) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
“(4) if damage to or destruction of property results from the acts committed in violation of this section, a fine in accordance with this title and imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both; and”; and
(4) in subsection (f), by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, or real property owned or leased by a nonprofit, religiously affiliated organization”.
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