Title: AN ACT relating to religion.
Subject: Local Mandate: Governor: Local Government: Religion: Courts: Disasters: Diseases
Description: Amend KRS 39A.100 to exclude houses of worship from emergency condemnation authority; prohibit a governmental entity from prohibiting religious services during an emergency to a greater extent than imposed on other organizations or businesses that provide essential services; require a compelling governmental interest to place a burden on a religious organizations; prohibit a governmental entity from taking any discriminatory action against a religious organization on the basis that the organization is religious; define "discriminatory action," "governmental entity," "religious organization," and "religious services"; allow a religious organization to assert a violation of this section as a claim against a governmental entity or as a defense and waive sovereign, governmental, and qualified immunity to the extent of liability under the Act; set out remedies available to a religious organization under this Act; specify how the Act is to be construed; require a religious organization to bring an action under this Act no later than 2 years from the date the person should have known of the discriminatory action.
Session: 2021 Regular Session
Last Action: to Committee on Committees (H)
Last Action Date: January 7, 2021
Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.
40 sponsors: Shane Baker (R); Walker Thomas (R); Lynn Bechler (R); John Blanton (R); Adam Bowling (R); Josh Bray (R); Randy Bridges (R); Josh Calloway (R); Jennifer Henson Decker (R); Ryan Dotson (R); Jim Duplessis (R); Daniel Elliott (R); Daniel Fister (R); Patrick Flannery (R); Deanna Frazier (R); Chris Fugate (R); David Hale (R); Richard Heath (R); Regina Huff (R); Thomas Huff (R); Mary Imes (R); DJ Johnson (R); Kim King (R); Norma Kirk-McCormick (R); William Lawrence (R); Matt Lockett (R); Savannah Maddox (R); Ed Massey (R); Bobby McCool (R); Shawn McPherson (R); Jason Petrie (R); Melinda Prunty (R); Felicia Rabourn (R); William Reed (R); Steve Sheldon (R); Nancy Tate (R); Ken Upchurch (R); Russell Webber (R); Billy Wesley (R); Richard White (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 40% (40 of 100)
|House||Jan 7, 2021||introduced in House|
|House||Jan 7, 2021||to Committee on Committees (H)|
|Introduced||not available||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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