HCS SCS SB 161 -- FOUNDING DOCUMENTS PROTECTION ACT
SPONSOR: Gross (Chinn)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Elementary and Secondary Education by a vote of 15 to 0.
This substitute prevents local school boards from being
prohibited from allowing teachers and administrators to read from
or post any excerpt from a specified list of documents related to
American and Missouri history, the civil rights movement, and
patriotism, in public school buildings or at school events. The
substitute prohibits censorship of any of the specified items
based on religious content or reference.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2006, FY 2007, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that school administrators and
teachers need to be able to post primary documents without fear
of interference from outside influences.
Testifying for the bill were Senator Gross; Gregory Thompson;
Missouri First, Incorporated; Missouri Family Network; Missouri
Baptist Convention, Christian Life Commission; and Nathaniel
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Becky DeNeve, Senior Legislative Analyst
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Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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