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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Religious freedom restoration act. Allows the executive branch of state government or a political subdivision to substantially burden a person's exercise of religion only if the governmental entity can demonstrate that the application of the burden to the person is essential to further a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of imposing the burden. Allows a person with standing in an administrative or a judicial proceeding to assert as a claim or defense that a governmental entity has burdened the exercise of religion. Allows reasonable costs and attorney's fees to a person who prevails in asserting the claim or defense. Allows a court, upon finding that a person has filed a frivolous or fraudulent claim under this law, to enjoin the person from filing further claims under the law without leave of court.