SB 142 (BR 1444) - D. Boswell, J. Carroll, W. Blevins Jr., D. Harper Angel, R. Jones II, R. Webb, E. Worley
AN ACT relating to Bible literacy courses in the public schools.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish an elective social studies course on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible; require that the course provide students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy; permit students to use various translations of the Bible for the course; amend KRS 158.197 to permit a school council to offer an elective social studies course on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible.
SB 142 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, G. Neal) - Retain original provisions; require other major literary works of similar acclaim to be taught with the Bible.
Feb 5-introduced in Senate
Feb 9-to Education (S)
Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2010
Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 37-1; floor amendment (1) filed subsequent to passage of the bill
Feb 26-received in House
Mar 2-to Education (H)