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North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 550)

This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018


State

North Carolina

Number

SB 550

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 26, 2015

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom, RFRA

Full Bill Text

www.ncga.state.nc.us

SB 550 would prohibit the government from burdening a person’s freedom of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability unless the government demonstrates that application of the burden to the person is essential to further a compelling governmental interest, and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

The bill states that a person whose religious freedom has been burdened in violation of the provision may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial, administrative, or other proceeding and may obtain appropriate relief regardless of whether the State or one of its political subdivisions 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

Companion bill to SB 348.


People