SB 436: Religious Expression in Public Schools
Religious Expression in Public Schools; Citing this act as the "Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act"; Prohibiting a school district from discriminating against students, parents, or school personnel on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression; prohibiting penalty or reward for a student’s religious expression in coursework, artwork, or other specified assignments; requiring a school district to comply with the federal requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc.
Last Action: 4/12/2017 Senate - In returning messages
Location: In returning messages from House
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Education; Judiciary -SJ 68
• On Committee agenda-- Education, 03/06/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Education; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 147
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 147
• Introduced -SJ 68
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/14/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
• Favorable by- Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 4 -SJ 181
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 181
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/21/17
• Read 2nd time -SJ 233
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 241
• Passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 13 -SJ 242
• In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 512
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/17
• Received -HJ 512
• Substituted for CS/HB 303 -HJ 539
• Read 2nd time -HJ 539
• Amendment(s) adopted (471677) -HJ 540
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 571
• Passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 3 -HJ 572
• In returning messages
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