Relating to public K-12 education; to amend Section 16-43-5, Code of Alabama 1975, to require that the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag be conducted at the beginning of each school day.
Section 16-43-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows: "§16-43-5. "The State Board of Education shall afford pledge of allegiance to the United States flag shall be conducted at the beginning of each school day and all students attending public kindergarten, primary, and secondary schools shall be given the opportunity each school day to voluntarily recite the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag. A student who refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance may not be punished or penalized for that refusal.
This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. Senate Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy..................... 0.9-APR-19Read for the second time and placed on the calen- dar............................................... 1.6-APR-19Read for the third time and passed as amended .... 1.8-APR-19 Yeas 33 Nays Patrick Harris, Secretary.
|May 2, 2019||H||Pending third reading on day 16 Favorable from Education Policy|
|May 2, 2019||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|April 18, 2019||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Education Policy|
|April 18, 2019||S||Engrossed|
|April 18, 2019||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 314|
|April 18, 2019||S||Figures motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 313|
|April 18, 2019||S||Figures Amendment Offered|
|April 18, 2019||S||Third Reading Passed|
|April 16, 2019||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|April 9, 2019||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy|