98RS SB48


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SB 48 (BR 460) - D. Karem, W. Blevins, C. Borders, D. Boswell, E. Harris, P. Herron Jr, B. Jackson, G. Johnson, N. Kafoglis, V. McGaha, J. Pendleton, R. Roeding, L. Saunders, D. Seum, E. Tori, J. Westwood, D. Williams, G. Williams

     AN ACT relating to religious liberty for students.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to set forth findings regarding religious liberty and free speech rights of students; define terms; prescribe rights of students to participate in various religious activities at school, subject to certain conditions; prescribe administrative remedies and a civil action; define the relationship between the Act and the Constitution, and other federal, state, or local law; prohibit teachers from encouraging any religious or antireligious activity; require the Department of Education to send copies of the Act to local school officials and to provide guidance on the implementation of the Act; provide that Act may be cited as the Kentucky Student Religious Liberty Act.


     SCA (1, D. Karem) - Change the definition of "public school" by deleting receipt of state funding as a characteristic.
     SCA (2, D. Karem) - Add provision to require that the school principal investigate and resolve student or parent complaint within seven days.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in Senate; to Education (S)
     Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendments (1) and (2)
     Jan 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 21, 1998
     Jan 21-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Amendments (1) and (2)
     Jan 22-received in House
     Jan 23-to Education (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee

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