Chronology of "Academic Freedom" Bills

Year State Bill # Bill Title Current Status
2013 OK HB 1674 Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Dead via missing 3rd reading deadline in house of origin
2013 OK SB 758 Providing for the creation of a school environment that encourages the exploration of scientific theories Died in committee
2013 AZ SB 1213 None. "Science instructions; requirements" Died in Senate Education Committee
2014 VA HB 207 None, 'to encourage students to explore scientific questions' Died in Committee
2014 MO HB 1587 None, 'To endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies.' Died in House Rules Committee after passing Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
2014 OK SB 1765 Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act Died in Science Education Committee
2015 MO HB 486 Bill died when the legislature adjourned
2015 MT HB 321 Tabled in the House Education Committee
2015 SD SB 114 The committee voted to defer further consideration of the bill to the forty-first legislative day, and since the legislative session in South Dakota is forty days long in odd-numbered years, the bill is effectively dead.
2015 OK SB 665 Oklahoma Science Education Act Deadline for senate bills to pass committee expired