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HB 279/LM (BR 1299) - R. Damron, J. Adams, L. Bechler, J. Bell, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, R. Bunch, Dw. Butler, J. Carney, H. Collins, T. Couch, W. Coursey, R. Crimm, J. DeCesare, B. DeWeese, M. Dossett, C. Embry Jr., J. Fischer, D. Floyd, J. Gooch Jr., J. Greer, K. Hall, M. Harmon, R. Heath, R. Henderson, T. Herald, J. Hoover, D. Horlander, K. Imes, T. Kerr, K. King, M. King, A. Koenig, S. Lee, B. Linder, D. Mayfield, D. Meade, M. Meredith, B. Montell, T. Moore, R. Nelson, D. Osborne, R. Quarles, M. Rader, R. Rand, J. Richards, B. Rowland, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, J. Shell, J. Short, D. St. Onge, F. Steele, J. Stewart III, W. Stone, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, T. Turner, K. Upchurch, B. Waide, G. Watkins, R. Webber, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts, J. York

     AN ACT relating to construction of the law.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 446 to specify that government shall not burden a person's or religious organization's freedom of religion; protect the right to act or refuse to act on religious grounds; specify that government shall prove by clear and convincing evidence prove a compelling governmental interest in establishing a burden on the freedom of religion; specify what constitutes a burden.


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except amend to delete reference to religious organizations.
     HFA (1, D. Owens) - Require burden to be substantial; delete language relating to indirect burdens; add language specifying that the section does not affect the grant or denial of an appropriation to a religious organization or a tax exemption for a religious organization; provide that section does not establish or eliminate a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution under a federal or state civil rights law or local civil rights ordinance.
     HFA (2, D. Owens) - Require that the burden to a person's freedom of religion be substantial.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 11-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 21-taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 22-taken from Judiciary (H); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2013
     Feb 27-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 82-7 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Judiciary (S); taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 29-6
     Mar 11-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 22-Vetoed
     Mar 25-veto message received in House; received in House
     Mar 26-posted for consideration of Governor's veto; veto overriden; passed 79-15; received in Senate; posted for consideration of Governor's veto; veto overriden; passed 32-6; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Chapter 111)

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