Alabama, 2004

The first specifically antievolution bills to invoke ÔÇťacademic freedom" were introduced in Alabama in 2004.

Bill Details


Bill Number: HB391
Title: Academic Freedom Act
Introduction Date: February 12, 2004
Current Status: Indefinitely postponed in House; legislative session ended

Text as introduced


Bill Number: SB336
Title: Academic Freedom Act
Introduction Date: February 17, 2004
Current Status: Passed by Senate; not voted on by House before legislative session ended

Text as introduced
Text as amended and passed by Senate
Text of House Committee Substitute


Related NCSE Articles


News: "Alternative Theories" Legislation in Alabama
News: HB 391 Approved by Alabama House Education Committee
News: SB336 Approved by Alabama Senate Education Committee
News: "Academic Freedom Act" progresses in Alabama
News: "Academic Freedom Act" goes to floor of Alabama state House
News: Alabama legislature lets SB336 die without a vote

Related Off-Site Material


ALISON: Alabama Legislative Information System Online

Alabama Citizens for Science Education's information hub on 2004 legislation