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HJ 593 - Free Exercise of Religion - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES MAJORITY APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER IN TWO SUCCESSIVE SESSIONS. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

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Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (61-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Free Exercise of Religion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters specifying religious freedom contingencies.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from establishing an official religion (Sec. 16).
  • Establishes a right to pray and recognize religious beliefs, heritage, and traditions on public property, including public schools (Sec. 16).
  • Prohibits the Commonwealth and its subdivisions as well as its public schools from writing school prayers or forcing a person into any sort of religious activity (Sec. 16).
Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Free Exercise of Religion

Sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Bill' Carrico Sr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)

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