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HB 2563 - Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Steve Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes public high schools to provide an elective course about the Bible.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a religiously neutral and nonpartisan course about the Bible which may include, but is not limited to, the following information (Secs. 3 & 4):
    • The contents, history, and literary style of the Old and New Testament; and
    • The Bible’s influence on laws, history, literature and government.
  • Prohibits assigning teachers to teach the course based on following criteria (Sec. 4):
    • A religious test;
    • Religious beliefs; or
    • Prior or current religious affiliations.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes public high schools to provide an elective course about the Bible.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a religiously neutral and nonpartisan course about the Bible which may include, but is not limited to, the following information (Secs. 3 & 4):
    • The contents, history, and literary style of the Old and New Testament; and
    • The Bible’s influence on laws, history, literature and government.
  • Prohibits assigning teachers to teach the course based on following criteria (Sec. 4):
    • A religious test;
    • Religious beliefs; or
    • Prior or current religious affiliations.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible

Sponsors

  • Terri Proud (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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