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Texas Bill Regarding Private Business Owner’s Choice to Provide Goods or Services (HB 2553)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016




HB 2553


Failed to Pass


Mar 6, 2015


Conscience and Refusal Clauses, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

HB 2553 would permit a private business owner to refuse to provide goods or services to any person based on a sincerely held religious belief or on conscientious grounds.

The bill prohibits a private business owner from being compelled to provide goods or services in violation of their sincerely held “religious or personal” beliefs. Additionally, a private business owner could not be held liable for refusing to provide goods or services based on their beliefs.


Primary Sponsor