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 Bill Status of SB2164  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kyle McCarter - Tim Bivins, Wm. Sam McCann and Michael Connelly

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Religious Freedom Defense Act. Prohibits the State and local governments from taking discriminatory action against a person if the person believes or acts under a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is only between one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage. Allows a person to assert a claim or defense under the Act in a judicial or administrative proceeding for damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or other appropriate relief against the State or local government. Also allows the Attorney General to seek enforcement of the Act. Defines "discriminatory action", "person", "State benefit program", and "State".

DateChamber Action
  7/28/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  7/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  7/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  8/6/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  8/7/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  9/2/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  2/3/2016SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/8/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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