A bill to bar the Reform and Conservative movements from using public mikvaot for conversion ceremonies received the government’s support on Sunday. […]

The proposed legislation states that mikvaot may only be used in accordance with Jewish law as defined by the Shulchan Aruch, a 1563 codification of Jewish law by Rabbi Yosef Karo, and in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Rabbinate.

It stipulates that preventing someone from using a mikve in accordance with the proposed legislation “will not be considered a crime or a civil injustice” as determined by the Law against Discrimination in Products, Services, Entrance to Recreational Facilities or Public Places (2000).