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Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 1632)

This law was last updated on Dec 12, 2016


State

Indiana

Number

HB 1632

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 22, 2015

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom, RFRA

Full Bill Text

iga.in.gov

HB 1632 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 is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

The law defines “person” to include an association, a partnership, a limited liability company, a corporation, a church, a religious institution, an estate, a trust, a foundation, or any other legal entity.

A person whose exercise of religion has been substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened, by a violation of this law may assert the violation or impending violation as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding, regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding.

The language of the bill would allow religious freedom to be raised as a defense in lawsuits between private citizens and therefore does not track the federal RFRA.

STATUS

Similar to SB 568.

Similar to SB 101, which became law.


People

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