HB 1371 Instruction in certain historic and patriotic freedoms, music, etc.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Instruction in certain historic and patriotic freedoms, music, and observances. Requires, in a manner consistent with the laws and constitutions of Virginia and the United States, that local school divisions ensure that students receive age-appropriate instruction in the recognition of the texts and music to traditional American patriotic songs, including the national anthem and other songs and the historical significance of patriotic holidays, including Veterans' Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Independence Day, Martin Luther King's birthday, and Presidents’ Day. Local school boards must develop and implement policies addressing the respectful display of the flag; classroom and assembly spaces in which the flag is to be displayed to facilitate instruction regarding the flag and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; the identification of spaces, such as resource rooms and other areas, in which the flag need not be displayed; and such other issues as may be deemed necessary and appropriate. In Addition, character education programs must include appreciation for the unique nature of the American culture's valuing of and belief in freedom and respect for individual rights and liberties, including political, economic, and religious freedom, and freedom of speech, as contrasted with other societies’ and cultures’ lack of such freedoms. Such citizenship concepts must be incorporated in appropriate portions of the K-12 curriculum, including the Standards of Learning.

Full text:
01/23/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 026533872  pdf
02/09/02  House: Printed as engrossed 026533872-E  pdf
03/01/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 022117400-S1  pdf

House amendments

01/23/02  House: Unanimous consent to introduce
01/23/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 026533872
01/23/02  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/06/02  House: Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/07/02  House: Read first time
02/08/02  House: Passed by for the day
02/09/02  House: Read second time
02/09/02  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/02  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/09/02  House: Printed as engrossed 026533872-E
02/11/02  House: Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/11/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N)
02/11/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/12/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/28/02  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
03/01/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 022117400-S1
03/04/02  Senate: Read second time
03/04/02  Senate: Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
03/04/02  Senate: Recommitted to Education and Health
03/09/02  Senate: Left in Education and Health