Religious freedom restoration.

Authors: Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator Scott Schneider, Senator Brent Steele

Co-authors: Senator Carlin Yoder, Senator James Buck, Senator Amanda Banks, Senator Liz Brown, Senator James Smith, Senator James Tomes, Senator Greg Walker, Senator Brent Waltz, Senator Mark Messmer, Senator Jean Leising

Sponsors: Representative Timothy Wesco

Co-Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin, Representative Don Lehe, Representative Milo Smith, Representative Bruce Borders, Representative Dale DeVon, Representative Timothy Harman, Representative Robert Heaton, Representative Chris Judy, Representative Eric Allan Koch, Representative Robert Morris, Representative Alan Morrison, Representative Mike Speedy, Representative Jeffrey Thompson, Representative Thomas Washburne, Representative Matthew Lehman, Representative David Frizzell, Representative Randall Frye, Representative Richard Hamm, Representative Curt Nisly, Representative Woody Burton, Representative Anthony Cook, Representative Doug Miller, Representative Jim Lucas, Representative Rhonda Rhoads

Digest

Prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the governmental entity can demonstrate that the burden: (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering the compelling governmental interest. Provides a procedure for remedying a violation. Specifies that the religious freedom law applies to the implementation or application of a law regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity or official is a party to a proceeding implementing or applying the law. Prohibits an applicant, employee, or former employee from pursuing certain causes of action against a private employer.