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2011 House Bill 5040: Extend “conscientious objector” status to counselor course
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman R-Holland on October 4, 2011
To prohibit a college or university from disciplining or discriminating against a student in a counseling, social work, or psychology program because the student refuses to counsel or serve a client about goals that conflict with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on October 4, 2011
Reported in the House on March 15, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 12, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown D-West Bloomfield on June 12, 2012
To establish that the bill's provisions would not apply if requirements established by third party college accreditation boards precluded them.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2012
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2012
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 14, 2012

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