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SB 56 (BR 489) - J. Bowen, J. Schickel, J. Rhoads, M. Wilson

     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.

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 6-to Education (S)
     Feb 1-taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 2-taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 3-reported favorably, to Rules
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 34-1
     Feb 10-received in House
     Feb 14-to Education (H)

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