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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 678
Private schools; prayer at athletic events; public school participation
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 14 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to certain programs and activities under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to provide that state law shall not prohibit a private school from conducting a prayer prior to an athletic event held on the campus of the private school; to provide that athletic teams from public schools shall not be prohibited from participating in an athletic event held on the campus of a private school in this state for the reason that the hosting private school conducts a prayer prior to such athletic event; to provide that public schools shall not participate in interscholastic sports events which are conducted under the authority of, conducted under the rules of, or scheduled by any athletic association which prohibits or discourages a private school from conducting a prayer prior to an athletic event held on the campus of the private school; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/06/2005 - Act 133
May/06/2005 - House Date Signed by Governor
May/03/2005 - Effective Date
Apr/06/2005 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/22/2005 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Mar/22/2005 - Senate Third Read
Mar/21/2005 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/17/2005 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/12/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/11/2005 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/11/2005 - House Third Readers
Mar/10/2005 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/04/2005 - House Second Readers
Mar/03/2005 - House First Readers
Mar/02/2005 - House Hopper
Mar/22/2005 - Senate Vote #355Yea(49)Nay(1)NV(2)
Mar/11/2005 - House Vote #218Yea(149)Nay(10)NV(15)
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