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2013 Senate Bill 120: Authorize public school “American heritage” instruction without religious censorship
Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck R-Canton on January 30, 2013
To require school districts to “permit” grade-level instruction and reading of “America's founding documents” including those related to the country’s “representative form of limited government, the Bill of Rights, our free-market economic system, and patriotism.” School districts would be prohibited from censoring or restraining reading that includes “religious references in original source documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 30, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 10, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood D-Taylor on December 11, 2013
To replace the bill's recommended lessons with language encouraging schools adopt one "citizenship" training programs such as those promoted by several named organizations.
The amendment failed 9 to 27 in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on December 11, 2013
Referred to the House Education Committee on December 11, 2013
Reported in the House on March 19, 2014
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.