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SB 101 - Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion - Key Vote

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Bob Behning voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (40-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion.

Highlights:
  • Defines “person” as the following entities (Sec. 1): 
    • An individual;
    • An organization or group that is organized and operated primarily for religious purposes; and
    • An organization or group that may sue and be sued, and exercises practices that are compelled or limited by a system of religious belief held by an individual with control and substantial ownership of the entity.
  • Prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person’s “exercise of religion” except when the following criteria are met (Sec. 1):
    • The government does so to further a compelling governmental interest; and
    • The government uses the least restrictive means available to further the interest.
  • Defines “exercise of religion” as an exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious beliefs (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a person to assert a claim or defense when an unauthorized government action burdens the person’s exercise of religion (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the provisions of this bill from being used to create a claim or private cause of action against a private employer by an applicant, employee, or former employee (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion.

Highlights:
  • Defines “person” as the following entities (Sec. 1): 
    • An individual;
    • An organization or group that is organized and operated primarily for religious purposes; and
    • An organization or group that may sue and be sued, and exercises practices that are compelled or limited by a system of religious belief held by an individual with control and substantial ownership of the entity.
  • Prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person’s “exercise of religion” except when the following criteria are met (Sec. 1):
    • The government does so to further a compelling governmental interest; and
    • The government uses the least restrictive means available to further the interest.
  • Defines “exercise of religion” as an exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious beliefs (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a person to assert a claim or defense when an unauthorized government action burdens the person’s exercise of religion (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the provisions of this bill from being used to create a claim or private cause of action against a private employer by an applicant, employee, or former employee (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion.

Highlights:
  • Defines “person” as the following entities (Sec. 1): 
    • An individual;
    • An organization or group that is organized and operated primarily for religious purposes; and
    • An organization or group that may sue and be sued, and exercises practices that are compelled or limited by a system of religious belief held by an individual with control and substantial ownership of the entity.
  • Prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person’s “exercise of religion” except when the following criteria are met (Sec. 1):
    • The government does so to further a compelling governmental interest; and
    • The government uses the least restrictive means available to further the interest.
  • Defines “exercise of religion” as an exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious beliefs (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a person to assert a claim or defense when an unauthorized government action burdens the person’s exercise of religion (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits the Government from Burdening the Exercise of Religion

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