Texas Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Proposal (SJR 10)
This law was last updated on Dec 12, 2016
SJR 10 is a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual’s or religious organization’s freedom of religion.
Upon voter approval, the amendment would prohibit the government from burdening an individual’s or religious organization’s freedom of religion or right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief unless the government proves that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
Texas already has a RFRA in place. Current law states that the government may not “substantially burden” an individual or organization based on religious beliefs. This amendment goes further and states that the government “may not burden” at all.