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After a nearly four-hour hearing, the Senate State Affairs Committee has killed all three of the House bills on its agenda. Senate Majority Leader Kelly Anthon, R-Burley, moved to send HB 414, the "religious freedom" bill, to the full Senate with a recommendation that it "do pass," but his motion died for lack of a second.

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The first bill presented this morning in the Senate State Affairs Committee was HB 414, Rep. Mike Moyle’s bill on “religious freedom.” Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, told the committee, “It prohibits questioning the sincerity of religious beliefs in a refusal of treatment, which would apply to a religious exemption waiver for a vaccine. … That’s the actual impact, is that you just wouldn’t question the sincerity.”