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Arizona, 1965 - SB 172

A bill that states that public schools that teaches evolution have to give equal time to "divine creation."

On February 19, 1965, Senator Hathaway introduced Senate Bill No. 172. This bill, referred to the Education Committee, was held by this committee and was not presented for further consideration by the Senate.

Arkansas, 1965 - HB 275

A bill to repeal Initisted Act No. 1 of 1928, an act that had prohibited the teaching of evolution. 

Arizona, 1964 - Referendum Petition

In 1964 the Reverend Aubrey L. Moore began seeking support for an initiative measure designed to ban the teaching of evolution in the state's schools. The in itiative measure was designed as a proposed amendment to the state constitution. This amendment would provide that teachers convicted of teaching evolution could be fined from $100 to $500 and the teaching credentials of violators could be revoked if the teacher persisted in teaching evolution.

Arizona, 1964 - HB 301

The first bill introduced in which any public schools that teaches evolution have to give "equal time and emphasis to the presentation of the Doctrine of Divine Creation."

Tennessee, 1961 - HB 134

The second bill introduced in 1961 to repeal Section 49-1922, which prohibited the teaching of evolution. 

On January 25, 1961, Senator Patten introduced Senate Bill No. 134. This bill was referred to the Committee on Lo­cal Government where it remained. Although many thought this bill would be passed, S. B. No. 134 was not present­ed for further consideration by the Senate.

 

Tennessee, 1961 - HB 167

A bill to repeal Section 49-1922, which prohibited the teaching of evolution. 

On January 25, 1961, Representatives Gabreath, Graves, Shriver and Bailey introduced House Bill No. 167. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education. On March 2, a motion was made to recall H.B. No. 167 from the Committee on Education. Another motion was made that the motion to recall be tabled. The motion to table the recall prevailed by a vote of 59 to 17. H.B. No. 167 was not presented for further consideration by the House of Representatives.

 

Arkansas, 1959 - HB 418

A bill designed to repeal Initiated Act No. 1 of 1928, an anti-evolution bill.

On February 12, 1959, Representative Gordon P. (Willie) Oates of Pulaski County, introduced House Bill No. 418. This bill was read for the first and second times and referred to the Committee on Public Health and Practice of Medicine. On February 16, the House gave Mrs. Oates permission to withdraw H.B. No. 418.

Missouri, 1959 - HB 161

A bill mainly designed to ban evolution textbooks. Violators would be charged a misdemeanor, those who teach that evolution is factual would be subject to dismissal. 

On January 19, 1959, Representatives Bruffett, Wright, Estep, and Gaulding introduced House Bill No. 161. This bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee which returned the bill on March 4, 1959, with a recommendation that H.B. No. 161 not pass. This bill was not pre­sented for further consideration in the House of Representatives.

Tennessee, 2011 - HB 644

An attempt to repeal HB 185, an anti-evolution bill from 1925.

On February 8, 1939, Representative J.E. De Ford introduced House Bill No. 644. This bill passed the first and second reading and on February 9 ,was referred to the Committee on Education. On February 16, H. B. No. 644 was returned from committee with a recom­mendation that it be passed. Representative De Ford presented an amendment to H.B. No. 644 which was tabled. A motion that action on the bill be deferred prevailed and H. B. No. 644 was not presented for fur­ther consideration in the House of Representatives

Arkansas, 1937 - HB 440

A bill designed to repeal Initiated Act No. 1 of 1928, an antievolution law, passed in 1925.

On February 18, 1927, Representatives Adrian Coleman of Greene County and John E. Coates, J r., of Pulaski County introduced House Bill No. 440. This bill was referred to the Committee on Educa­tion which reported back to the House on February 23, 1927, with a recommendation that H.B. No. 440 should pass. H.B. No. 440 was placed on the House calendar but was not presented for further consid­eration by the House of Representatives

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