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

Sponsored by:

Senator Salling


In the Senate - Hearing 2/03 at 2:00 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:Senators Salling, Bates, Currie, Eckardt, Hershey, Hough, Jennings, Norman, Ready, Serafini, and Waugh
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0955
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2016
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  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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February 10, 2016 5:44 A.M.