CS/SB 282 -  Moments of Silence in Public Schools

by Judiciary and Baxley (CO-SPONSORS) Albritton
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: 07/01/2021
Last Event: 04/30/21 S Died in Rules on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:40 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Education
    • On agenda for: 02/03/21 9:00 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 9   Nays 1
  • Judiciary
    • On agenda for: 03/29/21 3:30 PM
    • Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 11   Nays 0
  • Rules

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Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 3/30/2021 4:51:32 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 3/26/2021 3:56:57 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Education 2/3/2021 12:01:34 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Education 2/2/2021 8:36:07 AM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Rules Time: 04/30/2021 - 2:40 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: c1
Event: S CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 347 Time: 04/01/2021 - 5:01 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S Now in Rules Time: 03/31/2021 - 9:37 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: c1
Event: S Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Time: 03/30/2021 - 4:59 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S CS by Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 343 Time: 03/29/2021 - 6:26 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/29/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building Time: 03/24/2021 - 2:30 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 57 Time: 03/02/2021 - 11:09 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Now in Judiciary Time: 02/03/2021 - 12:06 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 177 Time: 02/03/2021 - 11:39 AM Member: Committee: Education Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 01/25/2021 - 2:56 PM Member: Committee: Education Version: __
Event: S Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 57 Time: 01/11/2021 - 5:19 PM Member: Committee: Education Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 12/17/2020 - 8:27 AM Member: Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
1003.45 HB 529