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SB 278 (BR 868) - R. Webb, D. Carroll, C. Embry Jr.
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.
Mar 03, 2016 - introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S)
Mar 07, 2016 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
Mar 09, 2016 - taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
Mar 10, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill
Mar 11, 2016 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 14, 2016
Mar 14, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 35-3
Mar 15, 2016 - received in House
Mar 16, 2016 - to Education (H)