H. B. No. 0083 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Sponsored By: Representative(s) Winters and Steinmetz and Senator(s) Dockstader
AN ACT relating to religious freedom; creating a Religious Freedom Restoration Act; providing definitions; limiting specified governmental actions that burden religious freedom as specified; authorizing claims and defenses against governmental action that burden religious freedom as specified; providing for severability of the act; and providing for an effective date.
1/12/2015 1/14/2015 1/22/2015 1/27/2015
Bill Number Assigned H Received for Introduction H Introduced and Referred to H01 - Judiciary Judiciary:Recommend Do Pass 5-4-0-0
Ayes: Representative(s) Halverson, Kroeker, Krone, Pownall, Winters
Nays: Representative(s) Baker, Esquibel, K., Miller, Pelkey Ayes 5 Nays 4 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0
1/27/2015 H Placed on General File HB0083HW001/ADOPTED
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After “defenses” insert “.” And delete balance of the line.
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1/30/2015 H 2nd Reading:Passed HB0083H3001/ADOPTED
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“(c) Nothing in this act shall be construed to allow or authorize a government employee or official from refusing to perform any of the duties or responsibilities which are required of that
person’s position or office, regardless of the person’s religious or moral objections.”. LINDHOLM, SOMMERS
2/2/2015 H 3rd Reading:Passed 36-23-1-0
Ayes: Representative(s) Allen, Baldwin, Blackburn, Burkhart, Cannady, Clem, Edmonds, Edwards, Eklund, Gay, Greear, Halverson, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Jaggi, Jennings, Kasperik, Kirkbride, Kroeker, Krone, Larsen Lloyd, Laursen Dan, Lindholm, Lockhart, Loucks, Mckim, Miller, Moniz, Northrup, Piiparinen, Reeder, Steinmetz, Stubson, Wilson,
Nays: Representative(s) Baker, Barlow, Berger, Blake, Brown Speaker, Campbell, Connolly, Dayton, Esquibel, Freeman, Madden, Nicholas, Patton, Paxton, Pelkey, Petroff, Pownall, Schwartz, Sommers, Throne, Walters, Zwonitzer,Dn, Zwonitzer,Dv
Excused: Representative Byrd
Ayes 36 Nays 23 Excused 1 Absent 0 Conflicts 0