THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY

House Bill 4433

Sponsor:  Rep. Tom Casperson

Committee:  Government Operations

Complete to 3-11-05

A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILL 4433 AS INTRODUCED 3-1-05

The bill would create a new act to allow the display of a document or object containing the Ten Commandments on public property if the following circumstances exist.

 

** It is displayed with other documents, public records, or objects of historical significance that have formed and influenced the legal or governmental system of the United States.

** It is displayed in the same manner as other documents, public records, or objects displayed at the same time and location, and the display does not focus more attention on it than on the other documents, records, or objects.

The term "public property" refers to a building or land owned, possessed, or leased by the state or by a county, city, township, village, school district, or other governmental unit.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The bill would have no obvious fiscal impact.

                                                                                           Legislative Analyst:   Chris Couch

                                                                                                  Fiscal Analyst:   Viola Wild

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.