SENATE BILL No. 120

 

 

January 30, 2013, Introduced by Senators COLBECK, GREEN, NOFS, ROBERTSON, PAPPAGEORGE, BRANDENBURG and CASPERSON and referred to the Committee on Education.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1168.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1168. (1) The board of a school district or intermediate

 

school district or board of directors of a public school academy

 

shall permit grade-level instruction for pupils to read and study

 

America's founding documents, including documents that contributed

 

to the foundation or maintenance of America's representative form

 

of limited government, the Bill of Rights, our free-market economic

 

system, and patriotism.

 

     (2) The board of a school district or intermediate school

 

district or board of directors of a public school academy, or a

 

school official or employee of a school district, intermediate

 

school district, or public school academy, shall not censor or


 

restrain instruction in American history or heritage or Michigan

 

state history or heritage based on religious references in original

 

source documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records.