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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2015 HB 486

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 13, 2015 Main sponsor: Andrew Koenig Bill Number: HB 486 Current Status: Bill died when the legislature adjourned

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 486
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KOENIG.

0892H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2014 HB1587

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 23, 2014 Main sponsor: Rep. Andrew Koenig Bill Number: HB 1587 Bill Title: None, 'To endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies.' Current Status: Died in House Rules Committee after passing Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

One bill introduced in Missouri in 2014 that will, "endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies."

Other sponsors: Rick

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2013 HB179

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 16, 2013 Main sponsor: Rep. Andrew koenig Bill Number: HB 179 Bill Title: None. "relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution." Current Status: Died in House Rules Committee

One "academic freedom" act introduced in Missouri in 2013.

Other sponsors: BAHR, HIGDON, FUNDERBURK, CURTMAN, BRATTIN, WOOD, COOKSON, DAVIS, MCGAUGH AND FITZPATRICK

AN ACT

To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2012 HB1276

State: Missouri Date introduced: February 23, 2012 Main sponsor: Rep. Andrew koenig Bill Number: HB 1276 Bill Title: None. "To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution." Current Status: Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education (H) Special Standing Committee on Redistricting(H)

One "academic freedom" bill introduced in Missouri in 2012.

Other sponsors: BRATTIN, DAVIS, RICHARDSON, ALLEN, BAHR, LASATER, POLLOCK, FUNDERBURK, REIBOLDT, LANT, GUERNSEY, SCHARNHORST AND CONWAY

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2011 HB195

HB 195 -- Academic Freedom to Teach Scientific Evidence Regarding Evolution

Sponsor: Koenig

This bill requires the State Board of Education, other public elementary and secondary school governing authorities, and school administrative entities to create school environments that encourage students to explore scientific questions and to assist teachers in finding effective ways to present controversial scientific material. These entities must not prohibit teachers from helping students understand the scientific strengths and weaknesses of theories of biological or chemical evolution

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.21.2016

Missouri 2009 HB656

State: Missouri Date introduced: February 10, 2009 Main sponsor: Representative Robert Wayne Cooper Bill Number: HB656 Current Status: No action in House before legislative session ended.

One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Missouri in 2009.


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FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 656

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.21.2016

Missouri 2008 HB2554

State: Missouri Date introduced: April 01, 2008 Main sponsor: Robert Wayne Cooper Bill Number: HB2554 Current Status: Legislative session ended with bill on floor of House

One "academic freedom" bill was introduced in Missouri in 2008.

 

Text as introduced SECOND REGULAR SESSION HOUSE BILL NO. 2554 94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE COOPER (155). Read 1st time April 1, 2008 and copies ordered printed. D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk 5620L.01I AN ACT To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.18.2016

Missouri, 2007 - HB 469

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 18, 2007 Main sponsor: Maynard Wallace Bill Number: HB469 Current Status: Amendment removed same day; legislative session ended with bill still in Senate

Other Sponsors: Other sponsors: WILSON, BAKER, MUSCHANY, SMITH, DIXON, NANCE, SCHAD, WHORTON, MUNZLINGER, ROORDA, DETHROW, SATER, KUESSNER, BIVINS, WILSON, COOPER, NOLTE, SANDER, FISHER, SCHNEIDER, WALTON, DAY, QUINN, DEEKEN, WOOD, AULL, LOEHNER, EMERY,

Bill temporarily amended to include "academic freedom" language. The amendment was offered during a hearing in the House on

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Saint Louis Science Center *

The Saint Louis Science Center considers science literacy a cornerstone of both personal and national success in the 21st century. Our mission to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning supports this value. We present currently accepted scientific thought, emerging scientific thinking and innovative technologies. Through planning and delivery, we are committed to aiding public understanding of the critical science topics of our time.

In keeping with this, the Saint Louis Science Center presents evolution as a central, unifying concept in biology. Our

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Saint Louis University Department of Biology *

The most comprehensive definition of biology is that it is the investigation of the emergent process that we call evolution. Evolutionary theory's seamlessly coherent explanatory power for the phenomena that biology investigates at every level of complexity, in the myriad fields that biology encompasses, and in the interrelationships between and among those fields, is unrivaled and presents evolutionary theory as the grand unifying theory of biology. The theory of evolution has been repeatedly tested for over a century for inconsistency. While new findings continue to illuminate the

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