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1116Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000203Primary Sponsor: GroomsAll Sponsors: Grooms, Hayes, Mescher, Ryberg, Giese, Branton and FairDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5028djc00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: School districts, school day to begin with moment of silence, prayer; CurriculumHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000426 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20000425 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000420 Read second time Senate 20000419 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20000203 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format
April 19, 2000
Introduced by Senators Grooms, Hayes, Mescher, Ryberg, Giese, Branton and Fair
S. Printed 4/19/00--S.
Read the first time February 3, 2000.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 1116), proposing an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to public education, by adding Section 5 so as to require that the public schools of this State must begin each school day with a moment of silence, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
WILLIAM MESCHER, for Committee.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION, BY ADDING SECTION 5 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE MUST BEGIN EACH SCHOOL DAY WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE MINUTE NOR MORE THAN THREE MINUTES IN DURATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Article XI of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding:
"Section 5. The public schools of this State must begin each school day with a moment of silence of not less than one minute nor more than three minutes in duration."
SECTION 2. The amendment proposed in Section 1 must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various polling precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Article XI of the Constitution of this State, relating to public schools, be amended by adding Section 5 so as to require that the public schools of this State must begin each school day with a moment of silence of not less than one minute nor more than three minutes in duration?
Yes [ ]
No [ ]
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
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