This bill passed the Senate on April 11 but did not come to the floor for a vote in the House. It would have authorized a separate police force for the church, which would have vested state powers in a religious body and violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Even though this version failed to pass, it did not lack support, and we expect to see a similar effort next year. We will continue to fight against legislation like this that threatens the separation of church and state.

We are interested in talking with anyone who would be adversely affected by the creation of a police force at Briarwood.

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Sen. J.T. Waggoner




2017 Regular