SB 323
Allows school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/14/2021 - H Third Read and Passed - EC adopted
Journal Page:
HCS SB 323
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021
House Handler:

Current Bill Summary

SB 323 - This act allows a school district to offer an elective social studies unit on the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament of the Bible, or the New Testament of the Bible. The course will include the contents, history, literary style and structure, and influences on society. No requirement shall be made by the district on the text translation students must use. This act requires that any course offered shall follow applicable laws maintaining religious neutrality, and shall not endorse, favor, promote, or show hostility to any particular religion, nonreligious faith, or religious perspective.

This act is identical to HB 1345 (2020) and is similar to HB 267 (2019).