SB 161 Establishes the "Founding Documents Protection Act"
Sponsor: Gross
LR Number: 0662L.07C Fiscal Note: 0662-07
Committee: Education
Last Action: 5/13/2005 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 161 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005
House Handler: Chinn

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 161 - This act is known as "The Founding Documents Protection Act". The act asserts that the board of directors of any school district shall not be prohibited from allowing teachers and administrators from reading or posting in public school buildings any excerpt from a specified list of documents and verses related to American and Missouri history, the civil rights movement, and patriotism. The act prohibits censorship of any of the specified items based on religious content or reference.

This act is similar to HB 971 (1996).