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HB 0053 - Education; freedom of religious speech for students and faculty members in public schools; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Kasey Carpenter
Last Action: 1/30/2019 - House - House Second Readers
House Committee: Education
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 53 amends Code Sections 20-2-1030, 20-2-1031, 20-2-1032, and 20-2-1033 of the O.C.G.A to establish more robust religious protections for students and faculty members in public schools. These would include protections of religious gatherings, organized prayer, religious speech, inclusion of religious opinions in coursework, and faculty religious affiliation. The legislation also outlines procedural mandates for school administration and for religious and student speakers at school sponsored events.

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