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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

HB 401: Relating to Protection of Religious Freedom

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY VOTE FOR: HB 401: Relating to Protection of Religious Freedom [Sponsor: Rep Gonzalez (R)] (Currently no Senate companion bill) This bill provides legal protections for health care facilities and providers; individuals; small businesses; religious institutions; businesses owned or operated by religious institutions; and private child-placing agencies; who, because of their sincerely-held religious beliefs, refuse to perform certain actions that would force them to violate these beliefs.

The actions protected by this bill are defined as actions that are contrary to religious or moral beliefs AND one of the following: administering, recommending, or delivering medical treatments or procedures; producing, creating, or delivering products or services; or performing, assisting, recommending, consenting to, or participating in placing children in homes. Effective Date: July 1, 2016.

For the most recent developments on HB 401, visit: (House-HB 401) http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=55321

http://flfamily.org/legislative-bills/legislative-agenda/#es

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