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2019 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings and Remedies
Chapter 123 - Civil Rights
Subchapter 4 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act
§ 16-123-402. Legislative Intent
Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-402 (2019)
- It is the intent of the General Assembly:
(1) To restore the compelling interest test as set forth in Sherbert v. Verner, 374 U.S. 398 (1963), and Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972) and to guarantee its application in all cases in which free exercise of religion is substantially burdened;
(2) That this subchapter be interpreted consistent with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, federal case law, and federal jurisprudence; and
(3) To provide a claim or defense to persons whose religious exercise is substantially burdened by government.
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