Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 80.1
Religious Freedom Restoration Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-80.1-3

§ 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.