|SB 0012||Enacts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act|
|LR Number:||0406L.02T||Fiscal Note:||0406-02|
|Committee:||Pensions and General Laws|
|Last Action:||07/09/03 - Signed by Governor||Journal page:|
|Title:||HCS SB 12|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2003|
HCS/SB 12 - This act requires that the compelling state interest test be imposed on all government laws and ordinances that might infringe upon one's exercise of religion. Nothing in the act shall be construed to establish or eliminate a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution based on civil rights law. Nothing in the act shall be construed to allow any person to cause physical injury to another person, to possess a weapon otherwise prohibited by law, to fail to provide monetary support for a child or to fail to provide health care for a child suffering from a life threatening condition.
The act is similar to SB 958 (2002) and SB 261 (2001).