91st General Assembly
Status of SB0532
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   775 ILCS 35/5                                                               
   775 ILCS 35/10                                                              
   775 ILCS 35/15                                                              
   775 ILCS 35/20                                                              
   775 ILCS 35/25                                                              

        Amends the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Adds  definitions      
   of  "compelling  governmental  interest"  and "substantially burden an      
   exercise  of  religion"  and  deletes  definition  of   "exercise   of      
   religion".   Makes  changes  in  legislative findings and in the Act's      
   purpose.  Prohibits  a  government  from  substantially  burdening  an      
   exercise   of  religion  unless  application  of  the  burden  is  not      
   substantially  broader  than  necessary  to   further   a   compelling      
   governmental  interest  (now, unless it is the least restrictive means      
   of furthering such an interest).   Requires  that  the  non-prevailing      
   party's  position  be  not substantially justified in order to entitle      
   the prevailing party to recover  attorney's  fees  and  costs.   Makes      
   other changes.  Effective immediately.                                      
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   99-03-20  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   01-01-09  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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