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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Patriotic displays and moment of silence in schools. 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 the 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 or a period of silence, a principal or teacher may establish a policy. Requires the attorney general to defend suits challenging the constitutionality of the matters covered in this bill. Repeals a law allowing an optional brief period of silent prayer or meditation.