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March 7, 2007

Senate Bill 111: Religious Freedom Legislation

Author:
Senator D. Chris Buttars (R)

Summary:
This is a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If passed, it will require courts to apply the “compelling governmental interest” and “least restrictive means” test to matters involving free exercise of religion.

Status:

1/10/2007Bill numbered but not distributed
1/10/2007Numbered bill made available for public distribution
1/10/2007Bill assigned to staff for fiscal analysis
1/11/2007Bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
1/12/2007(Senate) Senate received bill from legislative research
1/15/2007(Senate) Read first time (Introduced)
1/15/2007(Senate) Referred to Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee
1/18/2007(Senate) Fiscal note sent to sponsor
1/18/2007(Senate) Fiscal note sent to floor
1/18/2007(Senate) Sent to printing with fiscal note
1/19/2007(Senate) Favorable recommendation by Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee
1/22/2007(Senate) Committee report/Amended
1/30/2007(Senate) Read second time
1/30/2007(Senate) Substitute
1/30/2007(Senate) Passed second reading
1/31/2007(Senate) Read third time
1/31/2007(Senate) Passed third reading
1/31/2007(Senate) Received from Senate
2/1/2007(Senate) Read 1st time (Introduced)
2/1/2007(House) Referred to House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
2/1/2007(House) Fiscal note sent to sponsor
2/2/2007(House) Fiscal note sent to floor
2/2/2007(House) Favorable recommendation by Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
2/6/2007(House) Read second time
2/7/2007(House) Read third time
2/7/2007(House) Circled
2/14/2007(Senate) Recalled by Senate
2/14/2007(House) Sent to Senate
2/14/2007(Senate) Returned to Rules Committee
2/28/2007(Senate) Enacting clause struck

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

February-9-2007—Utah—Calls Needed on Religious Freedom Bill to Protect Homeschoolers

Bill Text  (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History