KY HB43 | 2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 56-0)
Status: Passed on April 5 2022 - 100% progression
Action: 2022-04-05 - signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 82)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [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 organization; 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 section; set out remedies available to a religious organization; require construciton in favor of protecting free exercise of religion; require a religious organization to bring an action no later than two years from the date the person should have known of the discriminatory action.

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AN ACT relating to religious freedom during a declared emergency.


Roll Calls

2022-03-23 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 2194 (Y: 30 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2022-03-01 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 193 (Y: 83 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2022-04-05Housesigned by Governor (Acts Ch. 82)
2022-03-24Housedelivered to Governor
2022-03-24Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2022-03-24Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2022-03-24Housereceived in House
2022-03-23Senate3rd reading, passed 30-7
2022-03-21Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2022-03-18Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2022-03-17Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2022-03-09Senateto State & Local Government (S)
2022-03-02Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2022-03-02Senatereceived in Senate
2022-03-01House3rd reading, passed 83-12 with Committee Substitute (1) Floor Amendment (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
2022-02-28Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2022-02-25Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2022
2022-02-25House2nd reading, to Rules
2022-02-24Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
2022-02-23Houseto State Government (H)
2022-01-04Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2022-01-04Houseintroduced in House
2021-08-04HousePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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