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House Bill 1056

House Bill 1056

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1056 (Updated March 20, 2003 2:14 PM - DI 84)

State and American flags; national motto; moment of silence. Specifies that a worn out state flag should be disposed of in a dignified way. Authorizes a public school corporation to display the motto of the United States, "In God We Trust", in a conspicuous place in the main entrance of each building of the school corporation. Authorizes the display of a United States flag and a state flag in each classroom of a school corporation and allows a school corporation to provide a daily opportunity for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, with an exemption for those students who choose (or whose parents choose for them) not to participate. Allows a school corporation to establish the daily observance of a brief period of silence in each classroom. Provides that if the governing body of a school corporation has not established a policy concerning the Pledge of Allegiance or a period of silence, a principal or teacher may establish a policy. Requires the attorney general to defend all suits challenging the constitutionality of the display of the motto, recitation of the Pledge, and the moment of silence. Repeals a current law allowing an optional brief period of silent prayer or meditation.
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