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AB 297 - Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names - Key Vote

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Andre Jacque Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Passage (Executive) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends laws concerning the use of certain race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a school district resident to object to the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name by the school board by filing a complaint containing a number of signatures of school district residents equal to at least 10 percent of the student population in the school district (Sec. 2). 
  • Specifies that a signature on the complaint is valid only if the signature is obtained within the 120 day period before the complaint is filed with the state superintendent (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the school district resident who filed the complaint to prove that the use of the race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name promotes discrimination, pupil harassment, or stereotyping, as defined by the state superintendent (Sec. 11). 
  • Authorizes noncompliance for school districts ordered to terminate the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name before the effective date of this bill (Sec. 16). 
  • Specifies that a complaint filed with the state superintendent of public instruction before the effective date of this bill for which a decision and order has not been issued is void (Sec. 24). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (52-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends laws concerning the use of certain race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a school district resident to object to the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name by the school board by filing a complaint containing a number of signatures of school district residents equal to at least 10 percent of the student population in the school district (Sec. 2). 
  • Specifies that a signature on the complaint is valid only if the signature is obtained within the 120 day period before the complaint is filed with the state superintendent (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the school district resident who filed the complaint to prove that the use of the race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name promotes discrimination, pupil harassment, or stereotyping, as defined by the state superintendent (Sec. 11). 
  • Authorizes noncompliance for school districts ordered to terminate the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name before the effective date of this bill (Sec. 16). 
  • Specifies that a complaint filed with the state superintendent of public instruction before the effective date of this bill for which a decision and order has not been issued is void (Sec. 24). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names

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