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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, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 436 (Ch. 2017-74) -HJ 539
Bill Text: PDF

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  • 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, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 436 (Ch. 2017-74) -HJ 539

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  • CS/HB 303, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/16/2017 at 9:13 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Education Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/23/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 436 (er) Religious Expression in Public Schools Baxley Compare Last Action: 6/12/2017 Chapter No. 2017-74

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 2 (pdf)
    1002.205 Guidelines on religious expression; distribution. Page 3 (pdf)

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  • HB 303, Original Filed Version Posted 1/19/2017 at 2:17 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 6/13/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 436 Religious Expression in Public Schools Baxley Identical Last Action: 6/12/2017 Chapter No. 2017-74

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