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SB 946: Moments of Silence in Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by Baxley

Moments of Silence in Public Schools; Requiring that public school principals require teachers to set aside time for a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day; prohibiting teachers from making suggestions as to the nature of any reflection that a student may engage in during the moment of silence; requiring certain teachers to encourage parents to discuss the moment of silence with their children and to make suggestions as to the best use of this time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/10/2020 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to HB 737 -SJ 582
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/15/2019 Senate • Filed
12/13/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 72
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 72
1/22/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/27/20, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/27/2020 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 214
• Now in Judiciary
1/30/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2/4/2020 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 2 -SJ 239
• Now in Rules
2/26/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/2/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 6 -SJ 374
3/3/2020 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/6/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20 -SJ 653
3/10/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 582
• Substituted HB 737 -SJ 582
• Laid on Table, refer to HB 737 -SJ 582