WV HB3042 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)
Status: Passed on May 1 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-01 - Chapter 295, Acts, Regular Session, 2023
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to forbid excessive government limitations on exercise of religion and creates the Equal Protection for Religion Act.

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Relating to forbidding excessive government limitations on exercise of religion


Roll Calls

2023-02-28 - Senate - Passed Senate (Roll No. 326) (Y: 30 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-28 - Senate - Constitutional Rule Suspended (Roll No. 325) (Y: 30 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-27 - House - Passed House (Roll No. 295) (Y: 86 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-02-27 - House - Amendment rejected (Roll No. 294) (Y: 11 N: 83 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [FAIL]


2023-05-01HouseChapter 295, Acts, Regular Session, 2023
2023-03-09HouseApproved by Governor 3/9/2023
2023-03-10HouseApproved by Governor 3/9/2023 - House Journal
2023-03-09SenateApproved by Governor 3/9/2023 - Senate Journal
2023-03-03HouseTo Governor 3/3/2023 - House Journal
2023-03-03HouseTo Governor 3/3/2023
2023-03-03SenateTo Governor 3/3/2023 - Senate Journal
2023-03-01HouseHouse received Senate message
2023-02-28SenateCompleted legislative action
2023-02-28SenateCommunicated to House
2023-02-28SenatePassed Senate (Roll No. 326)
2023-02-28SenateRead 3rd time
2023-02-28SenateRead 2nd time
2023-02-28SenateConstitutional Rule Suspended (Roll No. 325)
2023-02-28SenateRead 1st time
2023-02-28SenateImmediate consideration
2023-02-28SenateCommittee reference dispensed
2023-02-28SenateIntroduced in Senate
2023-02-27HouseCommunicated to Senate
2023-02-27HousePassed House (Roll No. 295)
2023-02-27HouseRead 3rd time
2023-02-27HouseAmendment rejected (Voice vote)
2023-02-27HouseAmendment reported by the Clerk
2023-02-27HouseAmendment rejected (Roll No. 294)
2023-02-27HouseAmendment reported by the Clerk
2023-02-27HouseOn 3rd reading, Special Calendar
2023-02-25HouseAmendments pending
2023-02-25HouseRead 2nd time
2023-02-25HouseOn 2nd reading, Special Calendar
2023-02-24HouseRead 1st time
2023-02-24HouseOn 1st reading, Special Calendar
2023-02-23HouseBy substitute, do pass
2023-01-25HouseTo House Judiciary
2023-01-25HouseIntroduced in House
2023-01-25HouseTo Judiciary
2023-01-25HouseFiled for introduction


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
351A1New CodeSee Bill Text

West Virginia State Sources

Roll Callhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/2023/RS/votes/house/00294.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/2023/RS/votes/house/00295.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/2023/RS/votes/senate/02-28-0325.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/2023/RS/votes/senate/02-28-0326.pdf

Bill Comments