Key Votes

HB 279 - Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities - Key Vote

Kentucky Key Votes

Steve Beshear vetoed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (32-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from impeding an individual's religiously motivated actions.

Note:

NOTE: A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (79-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from impeding an individual's religiously motivated actions.

Note:

NOTE: A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from impeding an individual's religiously motivated actions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the state government from burdening an individual’s right to act in a manner motivated by religious beliefs unless there is clear and convincing evidence that the government should intervene (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “burden” to include indirect burdens such as withholding benefits, assessing penalties, or excluding from programs or access to facilities (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-7) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities

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