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HB 43: Churches or Religious Organizations

GENERAL BILL by Plakon ; Cortes, B. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Albritton ; Artiles ; Baxley ; Bileca ; Broxson ; Campbell ; Costello ; Drake ; Eisnaugle ; Fant ; Gonzalez ; Harrison ; Hill ; Mayfield ; Metz ; Moraitis ; O'Toole ; Renner ; Rodrigues, R. ; Stone ; Sullivan ; Van Zant ; Wood

Churches or Religious Organizations; Provides that churches or religious organizations, related organizations, or certain individuals may not be required to solemnize any marriage or provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for related purposes if such action would violate sincerely held religious belief; prohibits certain legal actions, penalties, or governmental sanctions against such individuals or entities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/10/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-50
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/10/2015 House • Filed
8/27/2015 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 10
9/30/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 10/07/15, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
10/7/2015 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 157
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 157
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 10
1/26/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/28/16, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall --Temporarily postponed
2/2/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/04/16, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/4/2016 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -HJ 399
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 399
2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
3/1/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 617
• Amendment(s) adopted (028115, 317591) -HJ 617
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 651
• Passed as amended; YEAS 82 NAYS 37 -HJ 651
3/2/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 585
• Received -SJ 585
• Withdrawn from Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 563
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
• Substituted for SB 110 -SJ 563
• Read 2nd time -SJ 563
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/3/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 633
• Amendment(s) failed (767712)
• Passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 15 -SJ 633
3/3/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 723
3/3/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 726
3/10/2016 • Approved by Governor -HJ 1048
• Chapter No. 2016-50