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SB 282: Moments of Silence in Public Schools


Moments of Silence in Public Schools; Providing legislative findings; requiring that public school principals require certain 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; deleting a provision authorizing district school boards to provide a brief period of silent prayer or meditation; requiring certain teachers to encourage parents or guardians to discuss the moment of silence with their children and to make suggestions as to the best use of this time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/3/2021 Senate - Now in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/17/2020 Senate • Filed
1/11/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules
1/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2021 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 1
• Now in Judiciary