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HB 128 - Establishes Regulations for Elective Courses on Religious Literature - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for Elective Courses on Religious Literature

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Regulations for Elective Courses on Religious Literature

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that requires the Kentucky Board of Education to create standards for elective courses related to religious literature.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Board of Education to establish standards for elective social studies courses on the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible (Sec. 1).
  • Requires elective courses to follow federal and state guidelines regarding religious neutrality and accommodation of diverse religious views, traditions, and perspectives (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the purpose of the elective courses should be to (Sec. 1):
    • Teach students knowledge of biblical content and narratives;
    • Familiarize students with contents and history of the Hebrew Scriptures or New Testament;
    • Familiarize students with the literary style and structure of the Hebrew Scriptures or New Testament; and
    • Familiarize students with the influence of the Hebrew Scriptures or New Testament on law, history, government, literature, art, music, customs, morals, values, and culture. 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (-) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for Elective Courses on Religious Literature

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for Elective Courses on Religious Literature

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