Bill Request 211

Title AN ACT relating to religion.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors S. Baker, W. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 39A.100 to exclude houses of worship from emergency condemnation authority; prohibit a governmental entity from prohibiting religious services during an emergency to a greater extent than imposed on other organizations or businesses that provide essential services; require a compelling governmental interest to place a burden on a religious organization; prohibit a governmental entity from taking any discriminatory action against a religious organization on the basis that the organization is religious; define "discriminatory action," "governmental entity," "religious organization," and "religious services"; allow a religious organization to assert a violation of this section as a claim against a governmental entity or as a defense and waive sovereign, governmental, and qualified immunity to the extent of liability under the section; set out remedies available to a religious organization; require construciton in favor of protecting free exercise of religion; require a religious organization to bring an action no later than two years from the date the person should have known of the discriminatory action.
Index Headings Courts - Emergencies, religious discrimination, right established
Courts - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination, remedies
Disasters - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination prohibited
Disasters - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination, remedies
Diseases - Emergencies, religious discrimination, right established
Diseases - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination prohibited
Governor - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination prohibited
Local Government - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination prohibited
Local Government - Emergencies, religious organizations, discrimination, remedies
Religion - Emergencies, discrimination prohibited
Religion - Emergencies, discrimination, remedies

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08/04/21 Prefiled by the sponsor(s).

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