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HB 130 - Authorizes Public Schools to Offer Elective Bible Study Classes - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Public Schools to Offer Elective Bible Study Classes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes school districts to offer elective credit courses in biblical studies, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school districts to offer religiously neutral elective credit courses on the Bible to students beginning in grade 9 which may include, but are not limited to, the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The contents, history and literary style of the Old and New Testaments; and
    • The Bible’s influence on laws, history, literature, and government.
  • Prohibits a student from being required to use a specific translation as the sole text for the course (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Public Schools to Offer Elective Bible Study Classes

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