You are here

Tennessee, 1974 - SB 1378

An attempt to repeal the last sentence of 49-2008, Tennessee Code Annotated. Introduced by 1973's SB 394, it allowed equal time for creation studies and made textbook writers state that evolution was only a theory. The sentence in question excludes the teaching of "all occult or satanical beliefs" as those allowed to get equal-time for study. 

Kentucky, 1974 - HB 206

A bill that bans any biology textbook that gives any account origin of man and the world unless it gives equal attention to other theories, including, but not linited to, the Genesis account of the Bible.  

On January 11, 1974, Representative Dwight Wells introduced House Bill No. 206. This bill was referred to the Judiciary Com­mittee which recommended on January 31, that H.B. No. 206 should not pass. This bill was not presented for further consideration by the House of Representatives

 

Tennessee, 1974 - HB 1395

An attempt to repeal the last two paragraphs of 49-2008, Tennessee Code Annotated. Introduced by 1973's SB 394, it allowed equal time for creation studies and made textbook writers state that evolution was only a theory. 

Tennessee, 1974 - SB 1257

An attempt to repeal the last two paragraphs of 49-2008, Tennessee Code Annotated. Introduced by 1973's SB 394, it allowed equal time for creation studies and made textbook writers state that evolution was only a theory. 

On January 9, 1974, Senator James H. White introduced Senate Bill No. 1257. This bill passed the first and second readings and on January 10, was referred to the Committee on Education. On January 31, S.B. No. 1257 was recalled from the Committee on Education on motion and was withdrawn from consideration by the Senate on another motion.

 

Indiana, 1974 - HCR 22

An equal-time bill that emphasizes the search and adoption of textbooks that focuses on the Genesis account of creation.  

On January 8, 1974, Representative F. Coleman introduced House Concurrent Resolution No. 22. This concurrent resolution was referred to the Education Committee where it remained. H.C.R. No. 22 was not presented for further consideration to the House of Repre­sentatives.

 

Tennessee, 1973 - HB 597

A bill substituted for SB 567, a equal time bill. 

On April 30, 1973, Representative McWhether introduced House Bill No. 597. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education which reported on April 18, a recommendation to pass. On April 26, a motion was accepted to have House Bill No. 597 conform to S. B. No. 394. On motion, S.B. No. 394 was substituted for H.B. No. 597.

Tennessee, 1973 - SB 394

A bill that states that any biology textbook that includes ideas of evolution must state that it is only a theory and not a scientific fact, plus provide equal space to discuss other theories of origin, including the Biblical narrative. Occult and satanical teachings are expressly excluded. The Bible, since it will be referred to as a reference book and not a textbook, is not required to put a similar disclaimer. 

Washington, 1973 - HB 1021

A bill that will not allow the teaching of evolution unless it gives equal time and resources to religious teachings. "Theistic evolution (the belief that the creator acted through the process of evolution) is not to be considered as an acceptable attempt to teach both viewpoints at once."

On March 12, 1973, Representatives Pullen and Paris intro­duced House Bill No. 1021. This bill was referred to the Commit­tee on Education where it remained. As a result, this bill was indef­initely postponed and was not presented for further consideration by the House of Representatives.

Michigan, 1973 - HB 4339

"A bill to amend Act No. 269 of the Public Acts of 1955, entitled 'The school code of 1955,'" intending to give equal time between "the scientific theory of evolution" and "the story of creation."

On March 6, 1973, Representatives Warner, Powell and Smith introduced House Bill No. 4339. This bill was referred to the Commit­tee on Education which retained the bill. H.B. No.4339 was not pre­sented for further consideration to the House of Representatives.

 

Georgia, 1973 - HB 859

A bill that states that any school that teaches the theory of evolution shall give equal time to "special creation."

On February 22, 1973, Representative Toles introduced House Bill No. 859. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education. Although read a second time on February 23, 1973, H. B. No. 859 was not presented for further consideration by the House of Representatives.

 

Pages

Subscribe to general