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SB 1178 - Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Kimberly Yee voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Kimberly Yee made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (16-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes an individual to use potential infringements of religious freedom as a claim or defense in a legal proceeding.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual whose exercise of religion is burdened or is “likely to be burdened” to assert a violation or impending violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and to obtain “appropriate” relief, regardless of whether the government is a party to the proceeding (Sec. 2). 
  • Expands the definition of “exercise of religion” to include the practice or observance of religion (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits "state action" from burdening an individuals excercise of religion, except in the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The opposing party demonstrates the burden is in furtherance of a compelling government interest; and
    • The opposing party demonstrates the burden is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
  • Defines "state action" as the implementation or application of any law or any other action by the government (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (32-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual to use potential infringements of religious freedom as a claim or defense in a legal proceeding.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual whose exercise of religion is burdened or is “likely to be burdened” to assert a violation or impending violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and to obtain “appropriate” relief, regardless of whether the government is a party to the proceeding (Sec. 2). 
  • Expands the definition of “exercise of religion” to include the practice or observance of religion (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits "state action" from burdening an individuals excercise of religion, except in the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The opposing party demonstrates the burden is in furtherance of a compelling government interest; and
    • The opposing party demonstrates the burden is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
  • Defines "state action" as the implementation or application of any law or any other action by the government (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-9) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense

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