Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4895Primary Sponsor: FairType of Legislation: HRSubject: Street PreachingDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 28, 1992Computer Document Number: DKA/3971.ALIntroduced Date: May 28, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: May 28, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, adoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Fair Beasley Cooper Delleney Littlejohn Marchbanks Wells Wright R. YoungType of Legislation: House Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4895 House May 28, 1992 Introduced, adoptedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PROTECT FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS AND NOT INTERFERE WITH THE FREEDOMS OF SPEECH AND RELIGION AS EXERCISED IN PUBLIC PLACES.
Whereas, the founding fathers envisioned that certain rights were the foundation to a civilized society and a democracy; and
Whereas, these cornerstones of American freedom are contained in the Bill of Rights; and
Whereas, the First Amendment to the Constitution provides for freedoms of speech and religion among others; and
Whereas, recognizing that some forms of speech are inappropriate and the Constitution does not protect speech in the form of obscenity or speech that imperils the lives or safety of others; and
Whereas, the freedom of speech must be balanced against the freedom of religion. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the General Assembly encourage local governments to protect First Amendment freedoms and not interfere with the freedoms of speech and religion as exercised in public places.