2014 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 42 - State Affairs and Government
Chapter 42-80.1 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Section 42-80.1-3 - Religious freedom protected.

RI Gen L § 42-80.1-3 (2014) What's This?

§ 42-80.1-3 Religious freedom protected. – (a) Except as provided for in subsection (b), a governmental authority may not restrict a person's free exercise of religion.

(b) A governmental authority may restrict a person's free exercise of religion only if:

(1) The restriction is in the form of a rule of general applicability, and does not intentionally discriminate against religion, or among religions; and

(2) The governmental authority proves that application of the restriction to the person is essential to further a compelling governmental interest, and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 230, § 1.)

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