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U.S. States which have passed Religious Freedom Resolutions for the ecumenical Patriarchate

The National Council of the Order of St. Andrew initiated in 2006 the Religious Freedom Resolutions project. The goal of this project, which represents one component of the overall, multi-faceted Religious Freedom Initiative, is the adoption of religious freedom resolutions in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in every state legislature. This project is an ongoing effort of the Order of Saint Andrew and represents an important part of the governmental and public affairs strategy of the Religious Freedom Initiative.

Stephen Georgeson serves as the national coordinator for the state resolutions project. He can be contacted at spgeorgeson@yahoo.com.

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To date, 55 such resolutions have been adopted by 45 states,
representing 90% of the United States population.
States highlighted in LIGHT BLUE indicate that the resolution has been introduced.
States highlighted in GOLD indicate final adoption and no further action is necessary.
States highlighted in DARK BLUE indicate no resolution has been introduced at this time.

U.S. State Resolution Status and Primary Sponsors

Alabama
SJR 73 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by House and Senate on 5/2007
Sen. Jabo Waggoner
Alaska
SJR 28 - Read the Resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/18/2010
Adopted by Senate 4/5/2010
Adopted by House 4/11/2010
Senator Kevin Meyer
Arizona
HCM 2009 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 1/17/2008
Adopted by House 3/18/2008
Adopted by Senate 5/22/2008
Rep. Mark Anderson
Arkansas
SCR 3 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 1/22/2009
Adopted by Senate on 2/18/09
Adopted by House 3/12/2009
Senator David Johnson
California
SJR 17 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 9/10/2007
Adopted by Senate 2/28/2008
Sen. Elaine Kontominas Alquist
Adopted by Assembly 8/30/2008
Colorado
HJR 1014 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by House and Senate on 4/7/2011
Rep. Lois Court
Rep. John Kefalas
Senator Joyce Foster
Senator Nancy Spence
Connecticut
Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 4/30/2010
Rep. Demetrios Giannaros
Rep. Themis Klarides
Rep. John C. Geragosian
Delaware
HR 9 - Introduced on 3/10/2009
Adopted on 3/19/2009
Rep. Nick Manolakos
Florida
HM 191 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/2/2010
Adopted on 4/23/2010
Rep. Peter Nehr

SM 314 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/1/2010
Adopted on 4/28/2010
Senator Mike Fasano
Georgia
HR 415 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by House 4/2007
Rep. Mike Cheokas

SR 1038 - Read the resolution [PDF]

Introduced on 2/27/2008
Adopted by Senate 3/6/2008
Sen. David Adelman
Hawaii
SCR 57 and SR 31 - Introduced on 3/4/2011
Adoption Pending
Sen. Carol Fukunaga
Idaho
HJM 12 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by the House 4/14/2015
Rep. Matthew Erpelding
Rep. Melissa Wintrow
Illinois
HR 666 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Gubenatorial Resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 8/10/2007
Adopted on 10/4/2007
Rep. Sandra Pihos & Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
SR 70 - Introduced on 2/6/2013
Adopted on 5/31/2013
Senator Antonio Munoz, Senator Bill Brady & Senator Darin LaHood
Indiana
SR2
Adopted by Senate 3/22/2017
Senator Blake Doriot
Senator John Crane
Iowa
HR 27 - Introduced on 3/12/2009
Adopted on 3/23/2009
Rep. Wayne Ford
Rep. Pat Murphy
Kansas
SR 1807 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 1/6/2011
Adopted by Senate 2/3/2011
Sen. Tim Owens
Kentucky
HR 244 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 3/26/2008
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian
Louisiana
SR 109 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate 6/2007
Sen. Edwin Murray
Maine
HP 924 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/25/2009
Adopted by House 3/31/2009
Adopted by Senate 4/2/2009
Rep. Linda Valentino
Senator Margaret Craven
Senator Barry Hobbins
Maryland
HJR 5 - Introduced on 3/14/2008
Adoption Pending
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus
Massachusetts
Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 4/16/2008
Senator Gale Candaras
Michigan
SCR 6 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/19/2009
Adopted by House 3/19/2009
Adopted by Senate 3/25/2009
Senator John Pappageorge
Senator John Gleason
Senator Roger Kahn
Minnesota
SR 178 - Introduced on 4/2/2008
Adoption Pending
Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon
Sen. Sandra Pappas
Mississippi
HCR 67 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/19/2008
Adopted by House 3/31/2008
Adopted by Senate 4/16/2008
Rep. Alyce Clarke
Missouri
HR 1365 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/19/2008
Adopted by House 5/7/2012
Rep. Kurt Bahr

SR 1762 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate 5/17/2012
Senator Eric Schmitt
Montana
No resolution has been introduced at this time.
Nebraska
LR 273 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced 1/6/2010
Adopted on 4/13/2010
Sen. Gwen Howard
Nevada
ACR 31 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Assembly and Senate on 5/6/2009
Assemblyman James Ohrenschall
Sen. William Raggio
New Hampshire
No resolution has been introduced at this time.
New Jersey
SJR 11 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate and House 6/2006
Sen. Bob Smith
Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Jr.
New Mexico
HM 39 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/2/2010
Adopted by House 2/13/2010
Rep. Al Park
New York
Read the Assembly resolution [PDF]
Read the Senate resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate and House 4/1/2011
Senator Dean Skelos
Senator Michael Gianaris
Assemblywomen Aravella Simotas and
Nicole Malliotakis
North Carolina
Letter of Resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 6/28/2010
Sen. Bob Rucho
North Dakota
SCR 4014 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 1/26/2011
Adopted on 3/24/2011
Senator Tim Mathern
Rep. Andy Maragos
Ohio
HCR 29 - Read the resolution [PDF]
SCR 21 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate on 5/2014
Adopted by House on 12/9/2014
Oklahoma
SR 54 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/19/2008
Adopted on 3/24/2008
Oregon
SJR 16 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 5/4/2009
Adopted by Senate on 5/6/2009
Adopted by House on 6/1/2009
Sen. Rod Monroe, Sen. Bruce Starr, and Sen. Richard Devlin
Pennsylvania
HR 876 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by House 11/2006
Rep. Timothy Solobay
SR 188 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 10/24/2007
Adopted by Senate 3/10/2008
Sen. Barry Stout
Rhode Island
SR 895 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate 3/2007
Sen. Lou Raptakis
South Carolina
HR 4727 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/20/2008
Adopted by House on 4/9/2008
Rep. Leonidas Stavrinakis
SR 735 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate 5/2007
Sen. Phil Leventis
South Dakota
SCR 6 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate on 2/21/2012
Senator Phyllis Heineman
Senator Stanford Adelstein

Listen to an audio clip of Senator Heineman speaking about the resolution (fast forward to 18:27)

Adopted by House on 2/23/2012
Rep. Brian Gosch
Tennessee
SJR 535 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted by Senate 6/2007
Adopted by House on 4/17/2008
Sen. Roy Herron
Texas
HCR 1670 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 5/1/2011
Adopted on 5/5/2011
Rep. Dennis Bonnen
SR 1006 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 5/16/2011
Senator John Whitmire
Utah
SR 1 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 1/23/2009
Adopted on 2/5/2009
Senator Patricia Jones
HR 2 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/3/2009
Adopted on 2/19/2009
Rep. Gregory Hughes
Vermont
JRS 47 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/9/2010
Adopted on 5/12/2010
Senator Richard Sears
Senator Robert Hartwell
Virginia
HR 35 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 3/1/2012
Delegate Johnny Joannou
Delegate Manoli Loupassi
West Virginia
HCR 37 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 2/11/2008
Adopted by House 3/3/2008
Adopted by Senate 3/8/2008
Delegate Samuel Cann
Sen. Joseph Minard
Wisconsin
SR 10 - Read the resolution [PDF]
Introduced on 3/4/2010
Adopted on 4/22/2010
Sen. Ted Kanavas
Wyoming
Read the Gubernatorial Resolution [PDF]
Adopted on 6/20/2012