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Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 221)

This law was last updated on Feb 28, 2019


This law is Anti–LGBTQ

State

Georgia

Number

SB 221

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Feb 27, 2019

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 6
Total Sponsors: 6

Topics

Religious Freedom, RFRA

Full Bill Text

www.legis.ga.gov

SB 221 would prohibit the government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability unless it can demonstrate that application of the burden to the person is: (1) In furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) The least restrictive means of achieving that compelling governmental interest.

The bill would allow a person whose religious exercise has been burdened to assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against government.


Related Legislation

Similar to HB 837 and SB 129, both of which failed to pass in 2016.


Latest Action

2/27/19 – Introduced.


People