Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7029, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1d/RE/3R         .                                
             03/09/2016 02:56 PM       .                                

       Senator Evers moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (620160) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 3499 and 3500
    5  insert:
    6         Section 33. Subsection (1) of section 1003.44, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         1003.44 Patriotic programs; rules.—
    9         (1) Each district school board may adopt rules to require,
   10  in all of the schools of the district, programs of a patriotic
   11  nature to encourage greater respect for the government of the
   12  United States and its national anthem and flag, subject always
   13  to other existing pertinent laws of the United States or of the
   14  state. When the national anthem is played, students and all
   15  civilians shall stand at attention, men removing the headdress,
   16  except when such headdress is worn for religious purposes. The
   17  pledge of allegiance to the flag, “I pledge allegiance to the
   18  flag of the United States of America and to the republic for
   19  which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty
   20  and justice for all,” shall be rendered by students standing
   21  with the right hand over the heart. The pledge of allegiance to
   22  the flag shall be recited at the beginning of the day in each
   23  public elementary, middle, and high school in the state. Each
   24  student shall be informed by a written notice published in the
   25  student handbook or a similar publication pursuant to s.
   26  1006.07(2) posting a notice in a conspicuous place that the
   27  student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.
   28  Upon written request by his or her parent, the student must be
   29  excused from reciting the pledge. When the pledge is given,
   30  civilians must show full respect to the flag by standing at
   31  attention, men removing the headdress, except when such
   32  headdress is worn for religious purposes, as provided by Pub. L.
   33  ch. 77-435, s. 7, approved June 22, 1942, 56 Stat. 377, as
   34  amended by Pub. L. ch. 77-806, 56 Stat. 1074, approved December
   35  22, 1942.
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Between lines 3805 and 3806
   40  insert:
   41         amending s. 1003.44, F.S.; requiring a written notice
   42         of a student’s right not to participate in the pledge
   43         of allegiance to be included in a specific
   44         publication;