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February 15, 2007

House Bill 3082: Reiterates Freedom of Religion

Sponsor:
L. Scott Lingamfelter

Summary:
This bill reiterates an individual’s freedom of religion and prohibits a government entity from unduly burdening such right. Also, the bill provides a cause of action for declaratory or injunctive relief for violation.

Status:

1/16/2007 (House) Presented and ordered printed 070879380
1/16/2007 (House) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
1/25/2007 (House) Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
2/2/2007 (House) Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 4-N)
2/3/2007 (House) Read first time
2/5/2007 (House) Committee amendment agreed to
2/5/2007 (House) Pending question ordered
2/5/2007 (House) Engrossed by House as amended HB3082E
2/5/2007 (House) Printed as engrossed 070879380-E
2/6/2007 (House) Read third time and passed House (67-Y 30-N)
2/6/2007 (House) Vote: Passage (67-Y 30-N)
2/6/2007 (House) Communicated to Senate
2/7/2007 (Senate) Constitutional reading dispensed
2/7/2007 (Senate) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

HSLDA's Position:
Support!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

January-30-2007—Virginia—Calls Needed Immediately to Protect Religious Freedom

January-31-2007—Virginia—Your Calls Helped Religious Freedom Legislation Move Forward

February-2-2007—Virginia—Calls Needed Now to Protect Religious Freedom

February-16-2007—Virginia—Calls needed for Monday Morning Religious Freedom Act

February-20-2007—Virginia—Victory and Action Alert

March-15-2007—Calls needed to the Governor for Religious Freedom

Bill Text—Final Version ( requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill Text

Bill History