Oklahoma, 2006 - SB 1959
State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 26, 2006 Main sponsor: Lawler Bill Number: SB1959 Bill Title: Academic Freedom Act Current Status: No committee action before end of legislative session
Text as introduced
STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 50th Legislature (2006) SENATE BILL 1959 By:Lawler
AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to schools; authorizing teachers to present certain information and allow classroom discussions in science courses; providing certain protections for teachers who present certain information; prohibiting certain construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date. BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: SECTION
1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 11-116 of Title 70, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
A. Every teacher in a public school in this state shall be authorized to present information and allow classroom discussions that provide for views that may pertain to the full range of scientific views in any science course.
B. No public school teacher in this state shall be terminated, disciplined, or otherwise discriminated against for presenting scientific information authorized pursuant to subsection A of this section.
C. Nothing in this act shall be construed as requiring or encouraging any change in the state curriculum standards for public schools.
D. Nothing in this act shall be construed as promoting any religious doctrine, promoting discrimination for or against a particular set of religious beliefs, or promoting discrimination for or against religion or nonreligion.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2006. 50-2-3082 KDB 2/28/2013 11:06:56 PM