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HB2025

Religious freedom; solemnization of marriage.

Status:
Vetoed

Chief Patron:
Nick Freitas (R)

Session:
2017 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Religious freedom; solemnization of marriage.

Provides that no person shall be (i) required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage or (ii) subject to any penalty, any civil liability, or any other action by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or agents, solely on account of such person's belief, speech, or action in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman. The bill defines "person" as any (a) religious organization; (b) organization supervised or controlled by or operated in connection with a religious organization; (c) individual employed by a religious organization while acting in the scope of his paid or volunteer employment; (d) successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality of any of the foregoing; or (e) clergy member or minister. The bill also defines "penalty." (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/10/2017 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102190D
  • 01/10/2017 - House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/16/2017 - House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
  • 01/19/2017 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
  • 01/26/2017 - House: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 8-N)
  • 01/30/2017 - House: Read first time
  • 01/31/2017 - House: Passed by for the day
  • 02/01/2017 - House: Read second time
  • 02/01/2017 - House: Amendment by Delegate Freitas agreed to
  • 02/01/2017 - House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2025E
  • 02/01/2017 - House: Printed as engrossed 17102190D-E
  • 02/02/2017 - House: Read third time and passed House (57-Y 37-N)
  • 02/02/2017 - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 37-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/03/2017 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2017 - Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/13/2017 - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (8-Y 7-N)
  • 02/15/2017 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (20-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/16/2017 - Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/20/2017 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/20/2017 - House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (54-Y 38-N)
  • 02/20/2017 - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (54-Y 38-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/23/2017 - House: Enrolled
  • 02/23/2017 - House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2025ER)
  • 02/23/2017 - House: Signed by Speaker
  • 02/24/2017 - Senate: Signed by President
  • 02/28/2017 - House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
  • 02/28/2017 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 03/23/2017 - Governor: Vetoed by Governor
  • 04/05/2017 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 04/05/2017 - House: House sustained Governor's veto