As many of you know, Senate Bill 192, the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee this past Friday afternoon. The committee chairman, Assemblyman Jason Frierson, did not bring the bill up for the vote of the committee.
I want to thank each of you that helped us get the bill as far along in the legislative process as it went. Our opponents fought very hard, and they were stunned when we got the bill passes out of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously, and even more stunned when we got the bill passed by the Senate, 14-7. They were not pleased when we managed to get the bill scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. All of you can be proud of your contribution to this effort. Sending emails, making phone calls, and attending committee meetings do make a difference.
Though our bill was defeated, we learned a great deal, made some great friends in the legislature, and understand better what the political environment is for this effort.
We will continue, with your help and prayers, to fight for religious freedom in Nevada.