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Public Schools - Voluntary Nonsectarian Prayer at School-Sponsored Student Events

Sponsored by:

Delegate Metzgar


In the House - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Requiring specified county boards of education to allow nonsectarian student-initiated voluntary prayer during mandatory and voluntary school-sponsored student events; providing that the Act does not diminish specified rights of specified individuals relating to free speech and the free exercise of religion; providing that the exercise of specified rights may not be construed as a specified support, approval, or sanction of the contents of a specified prayer; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Metzgar
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0955 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Ways and Means  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Narrow Subject(s):Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education, Boards of
Human Rights
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Public Schools
Religion -see also- Churches
Sports and Recreation
Statutes:Article - Education

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November 28, 2017 12:59 P.M.