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Missouri Bill Regarding Religious Beliefs of College Student Associations (HB 642)

This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017

This law is Anti–LGBTQ




HB 642


Failed to Pass


Jan 18, 2017


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

HB 642 would prohibit public colleges and universities from taking any action or enforcing any policy that denies a religious student association any benefit available to any other student association.

The bill would prohibit public colleges and universities from discriminating against a religious student association with respect to such benefit, based on that association’s requirement that its leaders or members do the following:

  • adhere to the association’s sincerely held religious beliefs;
  • comply with the association’s sincere religious practice requirements;
  • comply with the association’s sincere religious standards of conduct;
  • or be committed to furthering the association’s religious missions, as described in the act.

Any student or religious student association that has been aggrieved as a result of a violation of this law may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding against the institution and obtain appropriate relief.

Related Legislation

Similar to SB 248/HB 104, which failed to pass in the 2015/2016 legislative session.


Primary Sponsor