SB 34
Authorizes school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
Sponsor:
May
LR Number:
0388S.02I
Last Action:
1/12/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Education and Workforce Development Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 34 - This act allows a school district to offer an elective social studies course relating, but not limited to, 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 similar to SB 684 (2022), SB 323 (2021), HB 1345 (2020) and HB 267 (2019).

JIM ERTLE

Amendments

No Amendments Found.