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SB1324

Religious freedom; definitions, marriage solemnization, participation, and beliefs.

Status:
Vetoed

Chief Patron:
Bill Carrico (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 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102265D
  • 01/10/2017 - Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/03/2017 - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (8-Y 6-N)
  • 02/06/2017 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Read second time
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1324E
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Printed as engrossed 17102265D-E
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/07/2017 - Senate: Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/09/2017 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/09/2017 - House: Read first time
  • 02/09/2017 - House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 02/16/2017 - House: Reported from General Laws with amendment (12-Y 7-N)
  • 02/20/2017 - House: Read second time
  • 02/21/2017 - House: Read third time
  • 02/21/2017 - House: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/21/2017 - House: Engrossed by House as amended
  • 02/21/2017 - House: Passed House with amendment (55-Y 41-N)
  • 02/21/2017 - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (55-Y 41-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/22/2017 - Senate: House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
  • 02/23/2017 - House: House insisted on amendment
  • 02/23/2017 - House: House requested conference committee
  • 02/23/2017 - Senate: Senate acceded to request (35-Y 4-N)
  • 02/23/2017 - Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/23/2017 - Senate: Senators: Carrico, Reeves, Barker
  • 02/23/2017 - House: Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/23/2017 - House: Delegates: Freitas, Gilbert, Bell, John J.
  • 02/24/2017 - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/24/2017 - Senate: Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
  • 02/24/2017 - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/24/2017 - House: Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 38-N)
  • 02/24/2017 - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (57-Y 38-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 03/07/2017 - Senate: Enrolled
  • 03/07/2017 - Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1324ER)
  • 03/07/2017 - House: Signed by Speaker
  • 03/10/2017 - Senate: Signed by President
  • 03/13/2017 - Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
  • 03/13/2017 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 03/23/2017 - Governor: Vetoed by Governor
  • 04/05/2017 - Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 20-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 04/05/2017 - Senate: Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
  • 04/05/2017 - Senate: Reconsideration of Governor's veto agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
  • 04/05/2017 - Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto (21-Y 19-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 04/05/2017 - Senate: Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto