HB 2025 Religious freedom; solemnization of marriage.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Religious freedom; solemnization of marriage. Provides that no person shall be (i) required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage or (ii) subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or agents, solely on account of such person's belief, speech, or action in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman. The bill defines "person" as any (a) religious organization; (b) organization supervised by or controlled by or operated in connection with a religious organization; (c) individual employed by a religious organization while acting in the scope of his paid or volunteer employment; (d) successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality of any of the foregoing; or (e) clergy member or minister. The bill also defines "penalty." This bill is identical to SB 1324.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102190D  pdf
02/01/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17102190D-E  pdf
02/23/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2025ER)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102190D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/19/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
01/26/17  House: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 8-N)
01/30/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/01/17  House: Read second time
02/01/17  House: Amendment by Delegate Freitas agreed to
02/01/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2025E
02/01/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17102190D-E
02/02/17  House: Read third time and passed House (57-Y 37-N)
02/02/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 37-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/17  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (8-Y 7-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Read third time
02/16/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/16/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (20-Y 19-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)
02/20/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/17  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (54-Y 38-N)
02/20/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (54-Y 38-N)
02/23/17  House: Enrolled
02/23/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2025ER)
02/23/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/23/17  Governor: Vetoed by Governor
04/05/17  House: Placed on Calendar
04/05/17  House: House sustained Governor's veto