1998 Regular Session


File Code: Human Relations
Sponsored By:
Delegates Rosenberg, Goldwater, Hubbard, Baldwin, Barve, Beck, Bobo, Boston, E. Burns, M. Burns, Ciliberti, Conroy, Cryor, Curran, C. Davis, DeCarlo, Dewberry, Donoghue, Doory, Dypski, Elliott, Exum, Faulkner, Finifter, Frank, Genn, Getty, Grosfeld, Healey, Hixson, Howard, Jacobs, Kagan, Klausmeier, Klima, Kopp, Krysiak, Linton, Love, Mandel, Marriott, Minnick, Morhaim, T. Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, O'Donnell, Opara, Owings, Pendergrass, Perry, Petzold, Pitkin, Preis, Proctor, Rawlings, Rzepkowski, Schisler, Shriver, Taylor, Turner, Valderrama, Weir, and Wood
Religious Freedom


Prohibiting governmental authority from burdening religious exercise; defining terms; providing exceptions; requiring governmental authority to demonstrate that specified actions comply with the Act; specifying enforcement procedures and rules of construction; etc.

History by Legislative Date

House Action
First Reading Commerce and Government Matters
Hearing 3/6 at 1:15 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action
Sponsored by:
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 42
Delegate Robert C. Baldwin, District 33
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Raymond Beck, District 39
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Frank D. Boston, Jr., District 41
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Michael W. Burns, District 32
Delegate Barrie S. Ciliberti, District 39
Delegate Mary A. Conroy, District 23
Delegate Jean B. Cryor, District 15
Delegate Gerald J. Curran, District 43
Delegate Clarence Davis, District 45
Delegate Diane DeCarlo, District 6
Delegate Thomas E. Dewberry, District 47B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Cornell N. Dypski, District 46
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Delegate Patricia Anne Faulkner, District 14A
Delegate Michael J. Finifter, District 11
Delegate Robert L. Frank, District 11
Delegate Gilbert J. Genn, District 16
Delegate Joseph M. Getty, District 5
Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater, District 16
Delegate Sharon M. Grosfeld, District 18
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22A
Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23
Delegate Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Delegate Cheryl C. Kagan, District 17
Delegate Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Delegate Martha S. Klima, District 9A
Delegate Nancy K. Kopp, District 16
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Samuel C. Linton, District 28
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Adrienne A. Mandel, District 19
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, District 40
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 7
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Timothy D. Murphy, District 47A
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Clay C. Opara, District 41
Delegate George W. Owings, III, District 27B
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13A
Delegate Marsha G. Perry, District 33
Delegate Carol Stoker Petzold, District 19
Delegate Joan B. Pitkin, District 23
Delegate Mary Louise Preis, District 34
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Howard P. Rawlings, District 40
Delegate James E. Rzepkowski, District 32
Delegate Kenneth D. Schisler, District 37B
Delegate Mark K. Shriver, District 15
Delegate Casper R. Taylor, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13A
Delegate David M. Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Michael H. Weir, District 6
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A
Bill indexed under the following Subjects:
Bill affects the following Statutes:
State Government
( 12-601 , 12-602 , 12-603 , 12-604 , 12-605 , 12-606 )


Bill Text: First Reading (PDF), Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal Note: Available (PDF)

Amendments: None offered