SB 684
Allows school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
Sponsor:
May
LR Number:
3883S.01I
Committee:
Last Action:
1/10/2022 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee
Journal Page:
S89
Title:
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 684 - 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 SB 323 (2021), HB 1345 (2020) and is similar to HB 267 (2019).

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Amendments

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