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SB 1978 - Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations - Texas Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (19-12) -

Title: Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (79-64) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits government action against businesses that donate to religious organizations.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits any government entity from taking adverse action against a business or religious organization that disallows a tax deduction for any charitable contribution, withholds, reduces, excludes, terminates, or otherwise denies access to a charitable fundraising campaign (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the attorney general to intervene and bring action for injunctive or declaratory relief against a governmental entity or an officer or employee of a government entity to enforce compliance of this act (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “adverse action” as any action taken by a governmental entity to withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any grant, contract, loan, scholarship, license, registration, or employment provided under a benefit program (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “benefit program” as any program administered or funded by a governmental entity or federal agency that provides assistance in the form of payments, grants, loans, or loan guarantees (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “government entity” as a board, commission, council, department, or other agency in the executive branch of state government that is created by the state constitution or a statute (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations

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

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits government action against businesses that donate to religious organizations.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits any government entity from taking adverse action against a business or religious organization that disallows a tax deduction for any charitable contribution, withholds, reduces, excludes, terminates, or otherwise denies access to a charitable fundraising campaign (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the attorney general to intervene and bring action for injunctive or declaratory relief against a governmental entity or an officer or employee of a government entity to enforce compliance of this act (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “adverse action” as any action taken by a governmental entity to withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any grant, contract, loan, scholarship, license, registration, or employment provided under a benefit program (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “benefit program” as any program administered or funded by a governmental entity or federal agency that provides assistance in the form of payments, grants, loans, or loan guarantees (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “government entity” as a board, commission, council, department, or other agency in the executive branch of state government that is created by the state constitution or a statute (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations

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