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CS/HB 303: Religious Expression in Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee ; Daniels ; Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Bileca ; Donalds ; Drake ; Fant ; Fischer ; Gonzalez ; Grall ; La Rosa ; Massullo ; Moraitis ; Plakon ; Ponder ; Porter ; Raburn ; Russell ; Spano

Religious Expression in Public Schools; Authorizes public school students & school personnel to express religious viewpoints & engage in certain religious activities without discrimination; provides for enforcement of such rights under Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1998.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/4/2017 House - Laid on Table, refer to SB 436 -HJ 539
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/19/2017 House • Filed
1/25/2017 House • Referred to PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Education Committee -HJ 52
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 52
3/10/2017 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, 03/14/17, 2:00 pm, Reed Hall
3/14/2017 House • CS by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 383
3/16/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 378
3/20/2017 House • Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary Committee
• CS referred to Education Committee -HJ 394
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 394
3/21/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 03/23/17, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
3/23/2017 House • Favorable by- Education Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 453
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 454
3/30/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/17
4/4/2017 House • Substituted SB 436 -HJ 539
• Laid on Table, refer to SB 436 -HJ 539