HB 426 (BR 196) - R. Henderson, K. Hall, L. Bechler, J. Bell, R. Bunch, J. Carney, H. Collins, T. Couch, R. Damron, M. Denham, C. Embry Jr., J. Gooch Jr., J. Greer, M. Harmon, R. Heath, T. Herald, K. Imes, T. Kerr, K. King, M. King, B. Linder, T. Mills, B. Montell, D. Osborne, R. Quarles, B. Rowland, J. Short, K. Sinnette, F. Steele, J. Stewart III, W. Stone, T. Thompson, R. Webber, J. York
AN ACT relating to voluntary student expression of religious viewpoints in public schools.
Amend KRS 158.183 to permit students to voluntarily express religious viewpoints in school assignments free from discrimination and to organize prayer groups, religious clubs, or other religious gatherings before, during, and after school to the same extent that students are permitted to organize other noncurricular student activities and groups; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require each board of education to adopt and implement a policy regarding voluntary student expression of religious viewpoints and to establish a limited public forum for student speakers at all school events at which a student is to publicly speak, including graduation; designate procedure for selection of student speakers; require subject of speech to be relevant to event; require district disclaimer indicating nonendorsement of the content of voluntary expressions by students.
Feb 21-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Education (H)