Statement on Signing the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996
Today I have signed into law H.R. 3525, the "Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996," which will make it easier to prosecute those who set fire to churches. I applaud the Congress' swift, unanimous, and bipartisan passage of this bill. I have signed it promptly upon its transmittal to me so that the new law can go into effect as soon as possible, but I plan to acknowledge the Congress' role more formally and discuss the importance of this measure at an appropriate occasion next week.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
The White House, July 3, 1996.
NOTE: H.R. 3525, approved July 3, was assigned Public Law No. 104-155.
William J. Clinton, Statement on Signing the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/222695