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Chronology of "Academic Freedom" Bills

Date of Introduction State Bill Number Current Status
February 12, 2004 AlabamaHB391 Dead
February 17, 2004 AlabamaSB336 Dead
February 8, 2005 AlabamaHB352 Dead
February 8, 2005 AlabamaSB240 Dead
April 5, 2005 AlabamaHB716 Dead
January 9, 2006 OklahomaHB 2107 Dead
January 10, 2006 AlabamaHB106 Dead
January 10, 2006 AlabamaSB45 Dead
January 24, 2006 OklahomaSB 1959 Dead
February 16, 2006 MarylandHB 1531 Dead
January 21, 2007 New MexicoSB 371 Dead
January 24, 2007 New MexicoHB 506 Dead
March 13, 2007 MissouriHB 469 Dead
February 7, 2008 Discovery Institute offers model language for academic freedom bills
February 29, 2008 FloridaSB 2692 Dead
March 4, 2008 FloridaHB 1483 Dead
March 31, 2008 LouisianaSB 561/733 Passed
April 1, 2008 MissouriHB 2554 Dead
April 21, 2008 LouisianaHB1168 Dead
April 24, 2008 AlabamaHB923 Dead
April 30, 2008 MichiganHB 6027 Dead
May 15, 2008 South CarolinaSB 1386 Dead
June 3, 2008 MichiganSB 1361 Dead
February 2, 2009 OklahomaSB 320 Dead
February 3, 2009 AlabamaHB300 Dead
February 3, 2009 IowaHF 183 Dead
February 3, 2009 New Mexico SB 433 Dead
February 10, 2009 Missouri HB 656 Dead
March 13, 2009 Texas HB 4224 Dead
May 21, 2009 South Carolina S 875 Dead
January 13, 2010 Missouri HB 1651 Dead
February 8, 2010 Kentucky HB 397 Dead
January 4, 2011 Kentucky HB 169 Dead
January 13, 2011 Missouri HB 195 Filed
February 1, 2011 New Mexico HB 302 Dead
February 7, 2011 Oklahoma HB 1551 Dead
February 7, 2011 Oklahoma SB 554 Dead
February 9, 2011 Tennessee HB 368 Passed in 2012
February 16, 2011 Tennessee SB 893 See HB 368 above.
March 5, 2011 Florida SB 1854 Dead
March 8, 2011 Texas HB 2454 Dead
January 9, 2012 Indiana HB 1140 Dead
February 6, 2012 Oklahoma SB 1742 Dead
February 7, 2012 Missouri HB 1276 Dead
November 5, 2012 Montana HB 183 Tabled in committee
January 16, 2013 Missouri HB 179 Referred to House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education
January 16, 2013 Colorado HB 13-1089 Postponed indefinitely by House Committee on Education
January 17, 2013 Oklahoma HB 1674 Referred to House Committee on Common Education
January 17, 2013 Oklahoma SB 758 Referred to Senate Committee on Education
January 23, 2013 Indiana HB 1283 Referred to House Committee on Education
January 28, 2013 Arizona SB 1213 Referred to Senate Committees on Education and Rules