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HB 5958 - Prohibits Government from Burdening an Individual's Exercise of Religion - Michigan Key Vote

Wayne Schmidt voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-50) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Government from Burdening an Individual's Exercise of Religion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the government from any action that would interfere with an individual's exercise of religion.

  • Prohibits the government from “substantially burdening” an individual’s “exercise of religion” except when the following criteria are met (Secs. 2 & 5):
    • The government does so to further a governmental interest; and
    • The government uses the least restrictive means available to further that interest.
  • Defines “exercise of religion” as the practice or observance of religion, including an act or refusal to act that is motivated by a sincerely held religious belief (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes an individual to assert a claim or defense when an unauthorized government action burdens the religious practices of the individual (Sec. 5). 
  • Specifies that if any provision or application of this act is considered unconstitutional, the remainder of the act will not be affected and may still be applied to any other individual or circumstance (Sec. 7). 


Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Government from Burdening an Individual's Exercise of Religion


  • James 'Jase' Bolger (MI - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Jon Bumstead (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin M. Cotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Hugh D. Crawford (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin Daley (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia S. 'Cindy' Denby (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray A. Franz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Genetski (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ben Glardon (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Goike (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gail Haines (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph 'Joe' Haveman (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kurt L. Heise (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas B. 'Tom' Hooker (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bradford C. 'Brad' Jacobsen (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy E. Jenkins (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eileen T. Kowall (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Kurtz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrea LaFontaine (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Lund (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Posthumus Lyons (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter F. MacGregor (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg MacMaster (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed McBroom (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom McMillin (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Muxlow (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Pettalia (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl J. Poleski (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip N. 'Phil' Potvin (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amanda Price (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alton L. 'Al' Pscholka (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce R. Rendon (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne A. Schmidt (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Shirkey (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat R. Somerville (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Stamas (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. Walsh (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale W. Zorn (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
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