House Bill 279

Actions | Amendments
Last Action delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Chapter 111)
Title AN ACT relating to construction of the law.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1299
Sponsors B. Damron, J. Adams, L. Bechler, J. Bell, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, D. 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, R. Huff, 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
Summary of Original Version 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.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Religious freedom, protection of
Crimes and Punishments - Religious freedom, protection of
Criminal Procedure - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Government - Religious freedom, protection of
Parental Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Public Authorities - Religious freedom, protection of
Religion - Religious freedom, protection of
Statutes - Religious freedom, protection of
Consolidated Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Unified Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Associations - Religious freedom, protection of
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Religious freedom, protection of
Cities - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Actions - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Clergy - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, Ky. - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, U.S. - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties, Urban - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Mandate - Religious freedom, protection of
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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02/07/13
  • introduced in House
02/11/13
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/15/13
  • posted in committee
02/21/13
  • taken from Judiciary (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Judiciary (H)
02/22/13
  • taken from Judiciary (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Judiciary (H)
02/25/13
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
02/26/13
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2013
02/27/13
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/28/13
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/01/13
  • 3rd reading, passed 82-7 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
03/04/13
  • received in Senate
03/05/13
  • to Judiciary (S)
  • taken from Judiciary (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Judiciary (S)
03/06/13
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
03/07/13
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • 3rd reading, passed 29-6
03/11/13
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
03/22/13
  • Vetoed
03/25/13
  • veto message received in House
  • received in House
03/26/13
  • 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
03/27/13
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Chapter 111)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend to delete reference to religious organizations.
Index Headings Courts - Religious freedom, protection of
Crimes and Punishments - Religious freedom, protection of
Criminal Procedure - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Government - Religious freedom, protection of
Parental Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Public Authorities - Religious freedom, protection of
Religion - Religious freedom, protection of
Statutes - Religious freedom, protection of
Consolidated Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Unified Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Associations - Religious freedom, protection of
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Religious freedom, protection of
Cities - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Actions - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Clergy - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, Ky. - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, U.S. - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties, Urban - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Mandate - Religious freedom, protection of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Owens
Summary 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.
Index Headings Courts - Religious freedom, protection of
Crimes and Punishments - Religious freedom, protection of
Criminal Procedure - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Government - Religious freedom, protection of
Parental Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Public Authorities - Religious freedom, protection of
Religion - Religious freedom, protection of
Statutes - Religious freedom, protection of
Consolidated Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Unified Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Associations - Religious freedom, protection of
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Religious freedom, protection of
Cities - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Actions - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Clergy - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, Ky. - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, U.S. - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties, Urban - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Mandate - Religious freedom, protection of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Owens
Summary Require that the burden to a person's freedom of religion be substantial.
Index Headings Courts - Religious freedom, protection of
Crimes and Punishments - Religious freedom, protection of
Criminal Procedure - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Government - Religious freedom, protection of
Parental Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Public Authorities - Religious freedom, protection of
Religion - Religious freedom, protection of
Statutes - Religious freedom, protection of
Consolidated Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Unified Local Governments - Religious freedom, protection of
Associations - Religious freedom, protection of
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Religious freedom, protection of
Cities - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Actions - Religious freedom, protection of
Civil Rights - Religious freedom, protection of
Clergy - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, Ky. - Religious freedom, protection of
Constitution, U.S. - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties - Religious freedom, protection of
Counties, Urban - Religious freedom, protection of
Local Mandate - Religious freedom, protection of

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