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 On January 31, S.B. No. 1257 was recalled from the Committee on Education on motion and was withdrawn from consideration by the Senate on another motion.