GA SB375 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 23 2018 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2018-02-28 - House Second Readers
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to children and youth services, so as to allow a child-placing agency to decline to accept a referral from the department and decline to perform services not referred under a contract with the department based on the child-placing agency's sincerely held religious beliefs; to prevent the department from discriminating against or causing any adverse action against a child-placing agency based on its sincerely held religious beliefs; to provide for assertion of such rights; to provide for definitions; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Roll Calls

2018-02-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #491 (Y: 34 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2018-02-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #492 (Y: 34 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-02-28HouseHouse Second Readers
2018-02-26HouseHouse First Readers
2018-02-23SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2018-02-23SenateSenate Third Read
2018-02-21SenateSenate Read Second Time
2018-02-20SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2018-02-01SenateSenate Read and Referred
2018-01-31SenateSenate Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments