SB 236 Students; codifies right to religious viewpoint expression.
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Summary as introduced:

Student religious viewpoint expression. Codifies the right of students to (i) voluntarily pray or engage in religious activities or religious expression before, during, and after the school day in the same manner and to the same extent that students may engage in nonreligious activities or expression; (ii) organize prayer groups, religious clubs, "see you at the pole" gatherings, or other religious gatherings before, during, and after school to the same extent that students are permitted to organize other activities and groups; and (iii) wear clothing, accessories, or jewelry that displays religious messages or religious symbols in the same manner and to the same extent that other types of clothing, accessories, and jewelry are permitted. The bill also requires each school division to adopt a policy to permit a student speaker to express a religious viewpoint at any school event at which a student is permitted to publicly speak. The policy shall declare each such school event to be a limited public forum, provide a neutral method for the selection of student speakers, and require each school principal to provide a disclaimer in advance of each such school event that the school division does not endorse any religious viewpoint that may be expressed by student speakers.

Full text:
01/03/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100426D  pdf | impact statement
02/28/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)  pdf

Amendments:
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/03/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100426D
01/03/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/14  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/16/14  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (7-Y 6-N)
01/17/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/14  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/21/14  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N)
01/21/14  Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/21/14  Senate: Passed Senate (20-Y 18-N)
01/24/14  House: Placed on Calendar
01/24/14  House: Read first time
01/24/14  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/14  House: Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/24/14  House: Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N)
02/25/14  House: Read second time
02/26/14  House: Read third time
02/26/14  House: Passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/26/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N)
02/28/14  Senate: Enrolled
02/28/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)
03/03/14  House: Signed by Speaker
03/03/14  Senate: Signed by President
04/07/14  Governor: Vetoed by Governor
04/22/14  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto (22-Y 17-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
04/23/14  Senate: Motion to reconsider Governor's veto agreed to (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 19-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form