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July 9, 2009

Senate Bill 1283: Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Author:
Senator Dewayne Bunch

Summary:
This bill is a companion bill to House Bill 1598. It would prohibit the government from substantially burdening a person’s free exercise of religion unless it demonstrated that such burden was essential to further a compelling governmental interest and the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.

Status:

2/12/2009(Senate) Filed for introduction
2/12/2009(Senate) Introduced
2/18/2009(Senate) Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
3/26/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/1/2009
4/1/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 4/8/2009
4/2/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/8/2009
4/8/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 4/15/2009
4/9/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/14/2009
4/14/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 4/21/2009
4/16/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/22/2009
4/23/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 4/29/09
4/23/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/29/2009
4/29/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 5/6/2009
5/1/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 5/5/2009
5/5/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 5/6/2009
5/6/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 5/12/2009
5/12/2009(Senate) Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 5/13/2009
5/14/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 5/19/2009
5/19/2009(Senate) Recommended for passing with amendment; Yes 7, No 1, Present and not voting, 1; referred to Senate Calendar Committee
6/1/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/3/2009
6/3/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/4/2009
6/4/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 6/8/2009
6/4/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/8/2009
6/8/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 6/9/2009
6/8/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/9/2009
6/9/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 6/10/2009
6/11/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/11/2009
6/12/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 6/16/2009
6/12/2009(Senate) Placed on regular calendar for 6/16/2009
6/16/2009(Senate) Substituted with companion House Bill 1598; Senate Bill 1283 sent to dead bill file
6/16/2009(Senate) Amendment No. 1 withdrawn
7/7/2009Companion bill becomes Public Chapter 573

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History