SB 41 Religious freedom; marriage solemnization, participation, and beliefs.
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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, any civil liability, or any other action 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 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."

Full text:
12/15/15  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101522D  pdf
02/11/16  Senate: Printed as engrossed 16101522D-E  pdf
02/12/16  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 16105515D-S1 (Ebbin)  pdf
02/12/16  Senate: Printed as reengrossed 16101522D-E2  pdf
03/03/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16105987D-H1  pdf
03/11/16  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB41ER)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
12/15/15  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101522D
12/15/15  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/08/16  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (8-Y 7-N)
02/10/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/16  Senate: Read second time
02/11/16  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/11/16  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/16  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB41E
02/11/16  Senate: Printed as engrossed 16101522D-E
02/12/16  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/12/16  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 16105515D-S1 (Ebbin)
02/12/16  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (28-Y 11-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Committee amendment reconsidered (25-Y 14-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to (20-Y 19-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Substitute by Senator Ebbin out of order 16105551D-S1
02/12/16  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/12/16  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/12/16  Senate: Amendments by Senator Ebbin-Chair ruled germane
02/12/16  Senate: Ruling of Chair Not Sustained - (19-Y 20-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB41E
02/12/16  Senate: Printed as reengrossed 16101522D-E2
02/12/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
02/17/16  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/16  House: Read first time
02/17/16  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/16  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/25/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
03/03/16  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 7-N)
03/03/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16105987D-H1
03/07/16  House: Read second time
03/08/16  House: Passed by for the day
03/09/16  House: Read third time
03/09/16  House: Committee substitute agreed to 16105987D-H1
03/09/16  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB41H1
03/09/16  House: Passed House with substitute (59-Y 38-N)
03/09/16  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 38-N)
03/10/16  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (20-Y 20-N)
03/10/16  Senate: Chair votes No
03/10/16  Senate: Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/10/16  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N)
03/10/16  Senate: Title replaced 16105987D-H1
03/11/16  Senate: Enrolled
03/11/16  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB41ER)
03/11/16  Senate: Signed by President
03/11/16  House: Signed by Speaker
03/16/16  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/16/16
03/16/16  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/30/16  Governor: Vetoed by Governor
04/20/16  Senate: Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (21-Y 18-N)
04/20/16  Senate: Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form