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SB 17 - Authorizes Protections for Lawyers that Deny Clients Based on Religious Exemptions - Texas Key Vote

Brandon Creighton voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Protections for Lawyers that Deny Clients Based on Religious Exemptions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes protections for lawyers who reject clients based on a religious exemption.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a state agency that issues a license or regulates a business occupation or profession from adopting rules, regulations, or policies that limits an applicant's ability to maintain or renew a license based on sincerely held religious beliefs (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that first responders are exempt from these protections in order to ensure the standard care or practice of the applicable business, occupation, or profession are satisfied (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes that this act will become law upon a two-thirds passage in both the state house and senate (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Protections for Lawyers that Deny Clients Based on Religious Exemptions

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