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SJR 1218: Religious Freedom

JOINT RESOLUTION by Altman

Religious Freedom; Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to provide that an individual may not be barred from participating in any public program because of choosing to use public benefits at a religious provider and to delete a prohibition against using public revenues in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or any sectarian institution.

Last Action: 5/5/2011 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HJR 1471 (Passed) -SJ 1002
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2011 Senate • Filed
3/7/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 91
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 91
3/30/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/04/11, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
4/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/12/2011 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 468
4/13/2011 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 468
5/5/2011 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 968
• Now in Education Pre-K - 12
• Withdrawn from Education Pre-K - 12 -SJ 968
• Now in Budget
• Withdrawn from Budget -SJ 968
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/05/11
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1002
• Substituted CS/HJR 1471 -SJ 1002
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HJR 1471 (Passed) -SJ 1002