HB 668 Religious Freedom Protection Act; created.
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Religious and charitable matters; protection of religious freedom. Provides that the government shall not substantially burden the exercise of a person's religious belief, even if that burden results from a rule of general application, unless the government proves by clear and convincing evidence that the application of the burden is the least restrictive means to achieve a compelling governmental interest. "Government" as defined under the bill includes state and local governments and officials acting under color of state law. The bill also provides that a person whose religious exercise has been burdened may assert that violation as a claim or defense in any judicial or administrative proceeding and that if he prevails, shall recover reasonable costs and attorney's fees. Incorporated in HB 1.

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01/22/98  House: Presented & ordered printed w/emg. clause 984421408  pdf

01/22/98  House: Presented & ordered printed w/emg. clause 984421408
01/22/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/98  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 6
02/11/98  House: No action taken by General Laws by voice vote
02/11/98  House: Incorporated in other legislation (HB0001-McEachin)