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HB 435 (BR 1566) - G. Watkins, L. Bechler, J. Bell, R. Bunch, H. Collins, T. Couch, C. Embry Jr., J. Gooch Jr., J. Greer, R. Heath, T. Kerr, K. King, M. King, T. Mills, D. Osborne, B. Rowland, J. Short, K. Sinnette, F. Steele, J. Stewart III, T. Thompson, R. Webber

     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 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 and allow for expression of religious viewpoints through dress to the same extent as students are permitted to express viewpoints through nonreligious dress; 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.


     HFA (1, G. Watkins) - Delete reference to activity that is in violation of the United States Supreme Court ruling.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Education (H)
     Mar 21-floor amendment (1) filed

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