ATLANTA – The Georgia Senate passed SB 460 on Wednesday by a vote of 38 to 15.
Sponsored by Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, this measure exempts religious employers from the health insurance mandate requiring contraceptive coverage.
“I am pleased Senate Bill 460 passed the Senate today,” McKoon said in a news release. “As a strong proponent of pro-life policies and initiatives, I believe it is important to remove restrictive health insurance mandates which go against the beliefs of religious institutions across the state. Religious organizations and employers should have the right to accept or deny this type of coverage, especially as it pertains to the church’s main core values.”