Prayer at public events; governmental agency shall have no authority to regulate religious content. (SB1072)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prayer at public events. Provides that whenever a private individual is requested to provide a prayer, invocation, or benediction at a public event that is sanctioned by a governmental agency, such governmental agency shall have no authority to regulate how that individual refers to God in prayer or prohibit the religious content of the private individual's prayer, invocation, or benediction, provided such prayer, invocation, or benediction is not used to advance a particular religion or to disparage another faith or belief. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092376268
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2009Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/09/2009Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)