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HB 128 (BR 800) - DJ Johnson, D. Bentley, J. Blanton, L. Brown, C. Fugate, D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, D. Johnson, T. Moore, C. Morgan, S. Santoro

     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 to 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.


AMENDMENTS

     HFA1( R. Meeks ) - Replace courses on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, or New Testament of the Bible with courses on the various religious texts of the many religions practiced in the Commonwealth.
     HFA2( R. Meeks ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 04, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 07, 2017 - to Education (H)
     Feb 17, 2017 - posted in committee
     Feb 21, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) and (2) filed
     Feb 22, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2017
     Feb 23, 2017 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated; 3rd reading, passed 80-14
     Feb 24, 2017 - received in Senate
     Feb 27, 2017 - to Education (S)
     Mar 08, 2017 - taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 14, 2017 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 34-4
     Mar 30, 2017 - received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 187)