SB 916
Prohibits the government from burdening a person's free exercise of religion unless acting in furtherance of a compelling government interest
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Last Action:
3/13/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2014

Current Bill Summary

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.