GA HB816 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 22 2016 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2016-01-26 - House Second Readers
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to enact the "Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2016"; to provide for voluntary student expression of religious viewpoints in public schools; to provide that local school systems shall allow religious expression in class assignments; to provide that local school systems shall provide students with the freedom to organize religious groups and activities; to provide that local school systems shall provide a limited public forum for student speakers at nongraduation and graduation events; to provide a model policy for voluntary religious expression in public schools; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Title

"Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2016"; enact

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2016-01-26HouseHouse Second Readers
2016-01-25HouseHouse First Readers
2016-01-22HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments

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