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HB14-1048: Religious Freedom Higher Education Student Groups

Freedom of Expression & Religion
Bill Number: HB14-1048
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Priola, Tochtrop


The bill prohibits a state institution of higher education (institution) from denying a religious student group a benefit that the institution provides to a nonreligious student group solely because the religious student group requires its leaders to adhere to the group’s sincerely held religious beliefs or standards of conduct. These benefits include recognition, registration, use of institution facilities, use of institution channels of communication, and available institution funding sources.

Current Status:

01/27/2014 - House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
01/08/2014 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

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