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SB 149 - Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion - South Dakota Key Vote

Al Novstrup voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (27-8) -

Title: Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (43-20) -

Title: Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes faith based or religious child placement agencies to deny service that conflicts with their religious beliefs.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes child-placement agencies the right to refuse any service that conflicts with their sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits any provision from allowing child-placement agencies to decline service on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, or national origin (Sec. 7).

  • Defines “child-placement agency” as an organization that receives and places children in foster homes or for adoption as a regular activity of that organization or that performs those services as an adjunct to other regular activities (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the state from discriminating or taking any adverse action against the decision of child-placement agencies that decline to provide any service that conflicts with their sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction of the agency (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes faith-based or religious child-placement agencies or agencies that seek to become child-placement agencies to be eligible to receive a license or participate in a state benefit program (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Child-Placement Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion

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