New Hampshire, 1927 - HB 268
A bill to both prevent the teaching of evolution and to disallow any text regarding evolution within any state funded school. Those who violated the bill would be either fined, have their salariy forfeited, or lose thier position in the institution.
On January 25, 1927, Representative Crane introduced House Bill No. 268. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education which reported on February 10, that it was inexpedient to legislate H.B. No. 268. This bill was not presented for further consideration by the House as the report was accepted and the resolution of the Committee was adopted.
HOUSE BILL NO. 268
AN ACT To
Protect Religious Freedom and the Liberties of Those Receiving Instruction in State Supported Institutions.Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened.
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any teacher or instructor in any public school or in any institution supported by state funds of public taxation, to teach the peculiar theories, tenets or doctrines of any system of religious belief, or of any system of philosophy which deals with religious belief, especially such as the evolutionary theory of the origin of the world; nor shall any teacher in such public school or other institution supported by state funds attempt to undermine the beliefs of his pupils in the creation of man or the fall of man, or any other doctrines of any religious faith.
Section 2. Any teacher in such public school or other publicly supported institution who shall violate this act or any provision thereof shall forfeit one month's salary for his services as teacher for the first offense against this Act. For a second offense he shall forfeit his position as teacher.
Section 3. It shall be unlawful for any public school commissioner, school superintendent or school board having authority over any public school or other institution supported by public funds or taxation, to place in such school or other institution as textbooks any books which teach the peculiar theories, tenets or doctrines of any system of philosophy which deals with religious belief, especially such as the evolutionary theory of the origin of the world; nor shall any such textbook be used in such schools or in- sti tu ti ons.
Section 4. Any public school commissioner, superintendent or school board who shall violate the provisions of Section 3 of this act shall be fined the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) dollars.
Section 5. This act shall take effect six months from the date of its passage