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SB 223 - Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

Kraig Powell voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (48-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the daily recital of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools.

  • Requires the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the state (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the recitation of the Pledge to be led by a student chosen by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a student to be excused from recitation if requested in writing by the student’s parent or legal guardian (Sec. 1).
  • Requires teachers to place a notice in a conspicuous place that informs students that they have the right to refuse to recite the Pledge (Sec. 1).
  • Requires teachers to inform students of the following at least once a year (Sec. 1):
    • Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory;
    • It is acceptable for someone to choose not to participate in the Pledge for religious or other reasons; and
    • Students should show respect for students who choose not to participate.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance


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