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CS/SB 282: Moments of Silence in Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton

Moments of Silence in Public Schools; Providing legislative findings; requiring that public school principals require certain teachers to set aside time for a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day; prohibiting teachers from making suggestions as to the nature of any reflection that a student may engage in during the moment of silence; deleting a provision authorizing district school boards to provide a brief period of silent prayer or meditation; requiring certain teachers to encourage parents or guardians to discuss with their children how to best use the moment of silence, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/1/2021 Senate - CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 347
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/17/2020 Senate • Filed
1/11/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 57
1/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2021 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 177
• Now in Judiciary
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 57
3/24/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/29/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/29/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 343
3/30/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/31/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
4/1/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 347