Missouri Resolution Regarding Religious Liberty (HJR 96)
This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2016
HJR 96 proposes a constitutional amendment that would prevent the state from imposing any penalty against a religious organization or person who takes action or fails to act because of a sincere religious belief about same sex marriage.
For the purposes of this amendment, the definition of penalty includes to cause any tax, fine or payment to be assessed against, to revoke or deny a tax exemption or deduction, deny accreditation, insurance or social service or healthcare benefit, to deny access to meeting space and recognizing or allowing an administrative charge or civil claim.
A person or religious organization would be able to assert an actual or threatened violation of this section as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding and obtain compensatory damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or any other appropriate relief against the state, including an institution of higher education.