Chronology of "Academic Freedom" Bills

Year Statesort descending Bill # Bill Title Current Status
2011 OK HB4224 Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Tabled in House Education committee, February 23, 2011
2009 SC S 873 Referred to Senate Committee on Education, no committee action by end of legislative session
2009 SC S 875 Referred to Senate Committee on Education, no committee action by end of legislative session.
2008 SC S 1386 No committee action before legislative session ended
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.
2011 TN HB368 none, "protects a teacher from discipline for teaching scientific subjects in an objective manner" Assigned to House Education committee, subcommittee hearings on 2/23, 3/2, 3/16 Passed House Education committee, 3/29 Passed Calendar and Rules Committee, 3/31 Passed House, 4/7
2011 TN SB893 none, "protects a teacher from discipline for teaching scientific subjects in an objective manner" Assigned to General subcommittee of Senate Education committee, on hold until 2012
2009 TX HB 4224 No committee action; legislative session ended
2011 TX HB2454 None, "Prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design" Referred to Higher Education Committee
2014 VA HB 207 None, 'to encourage students to explore scientific questions' Died in Committee
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