West Virginia Senate Defeats Amended RFRA Bill

West Virginia Senate Defeats Amended RFRA Bill

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE 3/3: The West Virginia Senate voted 27-7 to reject the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill. The bill underwent significant modifications after passage in the House. Some Senate members expressed support for the original bill but...
West Virginia House Passes RFRA Legislation

West Virginia House Passes RFRA Legislation

Written by Don Byrd The West Virginia House of Delegates today voted 72-26 to pass a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill. Like other RFRA bills and their federal counterpart, West Virginia’s (HB 4012) would allow the state to substantially burden...
The State RFRA Bill Tracker is Back!

The State RFRA Bill Tracker is Back!

Written by Don Byrd Many state legislatures are back in session this month and that means the usual influx of religion-related bills, including some efforts to enact or amend state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA). In 2015, I created a page to track the many...