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 Bill Status of SB0064  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DEFENSE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kyle McCarter - Neil Anderson - Tim Bivins - Dale A. Righter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Civil Rights

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Religious Freedom Defense Act. Prohibits the State and local governments from taking discriminatory action against a person if the person believes or acts under a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is only between one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage. Allows a person to assert a claim or defense under the Act in a judicial or administrative proceeding for damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or other appropriate relief against the State or local government. Also allows the Attorney General to seek enforcement of the Act. Defines "discriminatory action", "person", "State benefit program", and "State".

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  1/11/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/11/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  1/24/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  1/24/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  1/25/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/9/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Civil Rights
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017

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