SB 916 Prohibits the government from burdening a person's free exercise of religion unless acting in furtherance of a compelling government interest
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 6183S.01I Fiscal Note not available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/13/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S567
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 916 - This act states that a governmental authority shall not substantially burden a person's free exercise of religion, unless the governmental authority demonstrates that it has a compelling governmental interest, and the burden is the least restrictive means to further such interest. The act provides a claim or defense in legal disputes and proceedings whether the government is a party in the claim or not.

JESSICA BAKER