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SB 98 - Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (88-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes student-led "inspirational" messages at noncompulsory student events in secondary public schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes students to select and deliver “inspirational” messages, including prayer, at noncompulsory school events under the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The student government chooses to use a message at an event;
    • All messages are given by student volunteers; and
    • The student volunteer is authorized to determine the message’s format and content.
  • Prohibits school personnel from the following activities (Sec. 1):
    • Participating in or influencing a student’s choice of message format or content; or
    • Participating in the selection of a student who will deliver the message.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes student-led "inspirational" messages at noncompulsory student events in secondary public schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes students to select and deliver “inspirational” messages, including prayer, at noncompulsory school events under the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The student government chooses to use a message at an event;
    • All messages are given by student volunteers; and
    • The student volunteer is authorized to determine the message’s format and content.
  • Prohibits school personnel from the following activities (Sec. 1):
    • Participating in or influencing a student’s choice of message format or content; or
    • Participating in the selection of a student who will deliver the message.
  • This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School

Sponsors

  • Gary Siplin (FL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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