Student religious viewpoint expression; limited public forums, school division policy. (SB556)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limited public forums for student religious viewpoint expression; school division policy. Requires each school division to adopt a policy to permit a student speaker to express a religious viewpoint at all school events at which a student is permitted to publicly speak. The policy shall declare each such school event to be a limited public forum, provide a neutral method for the selection of student speakers, and require each school principal to provide a disclaimer in advance of each such school event that the school division does not endorse any religious viewpoint that may be expressed by student speakers. Read the Bill »


01/16/2014: Merged into SB236


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101986D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2014Incorporated by Education and Health (SB236-Carrico) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)