SB 46 Creates the "Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act"
Sponsor: Mayer Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0353S.03P Fiscal Note: 0353-03
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 7/13/2007 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 46 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007
House Handler: Grisamore

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 46 - This act establishes the Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act. This act provides that the director of the department of social services shall designate regional department employees to serve as liaisons to faith-based organizations in their regions. The liaison's primary function will be to communicate with and promote faith-based organizations as a means of providing private community services to benefit persons in need of assistance who would otherwise require financial or other assistance under public programs administered by the department. The liaison shall also provide guidance to faith-based organizations of all rights and responsibilities afforded them under federal law, including federal equal treatment, charitable choice provisions, and the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. This act also provides that no liaison shall discriminate against any faith-based organizations in carrying out in the provisions of this act.