Religious exemption in state and local contracts.

Authors: Senator Travis Holdman, Senator Amanda Banks, Senator James Buck

Co-authors: Senator Greg Walker

Sponsors: Representative Kevin Mahan

Co-Sponsors: Representative Milo Smith, Representative David Wolkins, Representative Timothy Harman


Provides that a contract entered into, modified, or renewed by the state or any of its political or civil subdivisions after June 30, 2015, with a religious corporation, an association, an educational institution, or a society must include language stating that, to the extent permitted under executive order 13279 or Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society is not prohibited from giving a preference in employment to individuals of a particular religion or requiring that all employees and applicants conform to the religious tenets of the organization.