KY HB218 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 40-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-01-07 - to Committee on Committees (H)
Pending: House Committee On Committees Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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.

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AN ACT relating to religion.



2021-01-07Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2021-01-07Houseintroduced in House


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