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41-1493.03. Free exercise of religion; land use regulation

A. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes an unreasonable burden on a person's exercise of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest, unless the government demonstrates one of the following:

1. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location violates religion-neutral zoning standards enacted into the government's laws at the time of the person's application for a permit.

2. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location would be hazardous due to toxic uses in adjacent properties.

3. The existence of a suitable alternate property the person could use for the exercise of religion.

B. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that treats a religious assembly or institution on less than equal terms with a nonreligious assembly or institution, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

C. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that discriminates against an assembly or institution on the basis of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

D. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that completely excludes a religious assembly or institution from a jurisdiction or unreasonably limits religious assemblies, institutions or structures within a jurisdiction, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1493.03

41-1493.03. Free exercise of religion; land use regulation

A. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes an unreasonable burden on a person's exercise of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest, unless the government demonstrates one of the following:

1. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location violates religion-neutral zoning standards enacted into the government's laws at the time of the person's application for a permit.

2. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location would be hazardous due to toxic uses in adjacent properties.

3. The existence of a suitable alternate property the person could use for the exercise of religion.

B. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that treats a religious assembly or institution on less than equal terms with a nonreligious assembly or institution, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

C. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that discriminates against an assembly or institution on the basis of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

D. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that completely excludes a religious assembly or institution from a jurisdiction or unreasonably limits religious assemblies, institutions or structures within a jurisdiction, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1493.03

41-1493.03. Free exercise of religion; land use regulation

A. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes an unreasonable burden on a person's exercise of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest, unless the government demonstrates one of the following:

1. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location violates religion-neutral zoning standards enacted into the government's laws at the time of the person's application for a permit.

2. That the person's exercise of religion at a particular location would be hazardous due to toxic uses in adjacent properties.

3. The existence of a suitable alternate property the person could use for the exercise of religion.

B. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that treats a religious assembly or institution on less than equal terms with a nonreligious assembly or institution, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

C. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that discriminates against an assembly or institution on the basis of religion, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

D. Government shall not impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that completely excludes a religious assembly or institution from a jurisdiction or unreasonably limits religious assemblies, institutions or structures within a jurisdiction, regardless of a compelling governmental interest.

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