2011 House Bill 5040

Extend “conscientious objector” status to counselor course

Introduced in the House

Oct. 4, 2011

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R-90)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Education

March 15, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

June 12, 2012

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D-39)

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

Passed in the House 59 to 50 (details)

Received in the Senate

June 14, 2012

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations