Senate Simple Resolution 458
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on Dec 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Dec 19, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 19, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
458
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
December 19, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S7851-7852)
Summary

This resolution calls on the President and the Department of State to (1) make the repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws a priority in bilateral relationships between the United States and countries that have such laws; (2) designate countries that enforce such laws as countries of particular concern for religious freedom; and (3) oppose efforts by the United Nations to implement an international anti-blasphemy norm. The resolution also calls on the governments of countries that enforce such laws to amend or repeal them and to release anyone imprisoned pursuant to them.

Text (2)
December 19, 2020
December 19, 2019
Amendments (2)
Dec 19, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2720
To amend the preamble.
Agreed To
Dec 19, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2719
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (6)
12/19/2020
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7851-7852)
12/19/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S7851-7852)
12/19/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7850-7852)
12/19/2020
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
12/19/2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S7213)
12/19/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Dec 20, 2019 5:57:19 AM
Updated
Dec 31, 2020 5:35:56 AM