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SB 17 - Authorizes Expression of Religious or Political Viewpoints in Public Schools - Kentucky Key Vote

Danny Carroll Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Expression of Religious or Political Viewpoints in Public Schools

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that authorizes the expression of religious or political viewpoint in public schools and post-secondary schools without discrimination.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes students to voluntarily express religious or political viewpoints in school assignments (Sec. 1).

  • Requires religious and political organizations to have equal access to public forums on the same basis as nonreligious and nonpolitical organizations (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits any religious or political student organization from being treated differently than a non-religious or non-political organization in the ordering of the public forums or in their internal affairs (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes students to display religious messages on items of clothing to the same extent that a student may display non-religious messages (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a teacher to teach about religion with the use of a bible or other scripture, without providing religious instruction, as well as teach about religious holidays and celebrate the secular aspects of such holidays (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Expression of Religious or Political Viewpoints in Public Schools

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