Religious freedom; reiterates an individual's freedom of religion. (HB3082)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Religious freedom. Reiterates an individual's freedom of religion and prohibits a government entity from unduly burdening such right. The bill provides a cause of action for declaratory or injunctive relief for violation. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/16/2007Presented and ordered printed 070879380
01/16/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2007Pending question ordered
02/05/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB3082E
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 070879380-E
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (67-Y 30-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2007Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 077862380-S1
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077862380-S1
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Amendments (1st set) by Senator Edwards withdrawn
02/22/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2007Amendment #2 by Senator Edwards agreed to
02/22/2007Amendments 1,3,4,5 by Senator Edwards rejected (16-Y 22-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (16-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB3082S1
02/22/2007Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (26-Y 12-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (28-Y 11-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House (80-Y 8-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB3082ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 3-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB3082ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 889 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0889)