Senate Bill 142

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Last Action to Education (H)
Title AN ACT relating to Bible literacy courses in the public schools.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1444
Sponsors D. Boswell, J. Carroll, W. Blevins Jr., D. Harper Angel, R. Jones II, R. Webb, E. Worley
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish an elective social studies course on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible; require that the course provide students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy; permit students to use various translations of the Bible for the course; amend KRS 158.197 to permit a school council to offer an elective social studies course on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible.
Index Headings of Original Version Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, Bible literacy, elective course
Children and Minors - School curriculum, Bible literacy, elective courses
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Curriculum, Bible literacy, elective course
Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
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02/05/10
  • introduced in Senate
02/09/10
  • to Education (S)
02/18/10
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/19/10
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/24/10
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2010
02/25/10
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-1
  • floor amendment (1) filed subsequent to passage of the bill
02/26/10
  • received in House
03/02/10
  • to Education (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Retain original provisions; require other major literary works of similar acclaim to be taught with the Bible.
Index Headings Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, Bible literacy, elective course
Children and Minors - School curriculum, Bible literacy, elective courses
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Curriculum, Bible literacy, elective course

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