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March 25, 2003

House Bill 2040: Religious Freedom Act

Author:
Federal and State Affairs

Summary:
Prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's or group's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability. However, the government may substantially burden a person's or group's exercise of religion if the burden is 1) related to management and operation of the department of corrections or the person is in custody in a juvenile correctional facility; or 2) if the government can demonstrate that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

Status:
Introduced 1/17/03 and referred to Committee on Education 1/21/03.
Did NOT pass House 2/20/03.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.