98RS HB2


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HB 2 (BR 21) - R. Damron, J. Adams, Ro. Adams, R. Adkins, S. Alexander, H. Anderson, A. Arnold, E. Ballard, S. Baugh, M. Bowling, L. Brandstetter, M. Brown, J. Bruce, Dw. Butler, S. Cave, P. Clark, H. Collins, B. Colter, R. Cox, B. Crall, R. Crimm, D. Ford, W. Gee, J. Gooch, D. Graham, J. Gray, B. Heleringer, C. Hoffman, K. Hogancamp, J. Hoover, E. Jordan, T. Kerr, J. Lee, M. Long, P. Marcotte, A. Maricle, T. McKee, R. Murgatroyd, L. Napier, D. Newsome, S. Nunn, T. Pope, C. Ratliff, J. Reinhardt, J. Richards, S. Riggs, C. Siler, A. Simpson, J. Stacy, J. Stewart, K. Stine, R. Thomas, M. Treesh, T. Turner, J. Vincent, C. Walton, P. Worthington, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to elementary and secondary education.
     Create a new section of KRS Chaper 158 to prohibit school personnel from denying students the privilege of praying during noninstructional times when the prayer is voluntary and student-initiated.


     HFA (1, K. Hogancamp) - Require that the act be known as the Nicole Hadley, Jessica James, and Kayce Steger Act.
     HFA (2, J. Barrows) - Provide that no school board, administrator, or teacher shall prohibit a student from praying during non-instructional times when the prayer is voluntary and student-initiated.
     HFA (3, K. Stein) - Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158, relating to school prayer, to establish the rights and responsibilities of students and school district employees.
     SCS - Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to set forth findings regarding religious liberty and free speech rights of students; define terms; prescribe rights of students to participate in various religious activities at school, subject to certain conditions; prescribe administrative remedies and a civil action; define the relationship between the Act and the Constitution, and other federal, state, or local law; prohibit teachers from encouraging any religious or antireligious activity; require the Department of Education to send copies of the Act to local school officials; provide that the Act may be cited as the Nicole Hadley, Jessica James, and Kayce Steger Act.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Education (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 16, 1998
     Jan 16-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
     Jan 20-3rd reading; floor amendment (3) rejected; passed 85-9 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Jan 21-received in Senate
     Jan 22-to Education (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 17, 1998
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 24-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 93-1
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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