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2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 375
"Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act"
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to children and youth services, so as to allow a child-placing agency to decline to accept a referral from the department and decline to perform services not referred under a contract with the department based on the child-placing agency's sincerely held religious beliefs; to prevent the department from discriminating against or causing any adverse action against a child-placing agency based on its sincerely held religious beliefs; to provide for assertion of such rights; to provide for definitions; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/28/2018 - House Second Readers
Feb/26/2018 - House First Readers
Feb/23/2018 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/23/2018 - Senate Third Read
Feb/21/2018 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/20/2018 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/01/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/31/2018 - Senate Hopper
Feb/23/2018 - Senate Vote #492Yea(35)Nay(19)NV(0)
Feb/23/2018 - Senate Vote #491Yea(35)Nay(19)NV(0)
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