2009 Regular Session


File Code: Primary and Secondary Education
Sponsored By:
Delegates Serafini, Bartlett, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Costa, Donoghue, Dwyer, Eckardt, George, Haddaway, Kelly, Kipke, Krebs, Miller, Myers, Norman, O'Donnell, Schuh, Shank, Shewell, Stukes, Stull, Walker, and Weldon
Education - Public Schools - Student Speech on Religious Issues


Requiring each county board to treat a student's voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint in the same manner the board treats expression of a secular viewpoint; prohibiting a county board from discriminating against a student based on a religious viewpoint; requiring each county board to adopt a policy establishing a limited public forum for student speakers; providing specified requirements for the limited public forum policy required by the Act; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Education, Boards of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Public Schools
Religion -see also- Churches

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 7-104.1 , 7-104.2 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered