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

Sponsored by:

Delegate Metzgar


In the House - Hearing 2/26 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:Delegates Metzgar, Anderson, Angel, Fennell, Ghrist, Glass, Glenn, Grammer, Hill, Hornberger, Jalisi, Kipke, Kittleman, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, McKay, Oaks, Reilly, B. Robinson, Rose, Shoemaker, Simonaire, Sophocleus, Vaughn, and Vogt
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0267
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2016
Ways and Means  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Narrow Subject(s):Education, Boards of
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Public Corporations and Instrumentalities
Public Schools
Religion -see also- Churches
Sports and Recreation
Statutes:Article - Education

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October 24, 2017 5:03 P.M.