Chronology of Academic Freedom Bills

YearStateBill #Bill TitleCurrent Status
     
2004  ALHB391Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed in House; legislative session ended
2004  ALSB336Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed in House; legislative session ended
2005  ALHB352Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed in House; legislative session ended
2005  ALSB240Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed in Senate committee; legislative session ended
2005  ALHB716Academic Freedom ActNo committee action before legislative session ended
2006  OKHB2107Academic FreedomAct Passed by House Senate committee action before end of legislative session
2006  ALHB106Academic Freedom ActNo committee action before legislative session ended
2006  ALSB45Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed on Senate floor; legislative session ended
2006  OKSB1959Academic Freedom ActNo committee action before end of legislative session
2006  MDHB1531Academic Freedom ActFailed in Ways and Means Committee
2007  MOHB469 Amendment removed same day legislative session ended with bill still in Senate
2007  NMSB371 Postponed indefinitely in committee; legislative session ended
2007  NMHB506 Postponed indefinitely in committee; legislative session ended
2008  FLSB2692Academic Freedom Act/Evolution Academic Freedom Act SenateHouse could not reconcile versions before legislative session ended
2008 LinkModel DI Model Model Academic Freedom Statute on Evolution Widely circulated
2008  FLHB1483 Died in House when SB 2692 was substituted
2008  LASB561 / SB733Louisiana Academic Freedom Act/Louisiana Science Education ActPassed
2008  MOHB2554 Legislative session ended with bill on floor of House
2008  LAHB1168Louisiana Academic Freedom ActNo committee action before legislative session ended
2008  ALHB923Academic Freedom ActIndefinitely postponed in House committee; legislative session ended
2008  MIHB 6027Academic Freedom LawNo committee action before legislative session ended
2008  MISB1361Academic Freedom LawNo committee action before legislative session ended
2008  SCS1386 No committee action before legislative session ended
2009  NMSB433 Committee took no action before legislative session ended
2009  OKSB320Scientific Education and Academic Freedom ActFailed in Education Committee
2009  ALHB300Academic Freedom ActNo action taken in the committee on Education Policy before legislative session ended
2009  IAHF 183Evolution Academic Freedom ActNo committee action; legislative session ended
2009  MOHB656 No action in House before legislative session ended.
2009  TXHB4224 No committee action; legislative session ended
2009  SCS873 Referred to Senate Committee on Education, no committee action by end of legislative session
2009  SCS875 Referred to Senate Committee on Education, no committee action by end of legislative session.
2011  KYHB169AN ACT relating to science education and intellectual freedom.Assigned to Education committee Jan. 5; legislative session ended without action
2011  MOHB195Academic Freedom to Teach Scientific Evidence Regarding EvolutionReceived second reading, 1/18 Referred to Elementary and Secondary Education committee, 4/12
2011  NMHB302Protection from certain scientific topicsAssigned to House Education committee, tabled in committee 2/18; Died in commitee, 3/18
2011  OKSB554none; includes standard AFA language and language from Texas science standardsto Died in committee
2011  OKHB4224Scientific Education and Academic Freedom ActTabled in House Education committee, February 23, 2011
2011  TNHB368none, "protects a teacher from discipline for teaching scientific subjects in an objective manner"Assigned to House Education committee, subcommittee hearings on 2/23, 3/2, 3/16 Passed House Education committee, 3/29 Passed Calendar and Rules Committee, 3/31 Passed House, 4/7
2011  TNSB893none, "protects a teacher from discipline for teaching scientific subjects in an objective manner"Assigned to General subcommittee of Senate Education committee, on hold until 2012
2011  FLSB1854none, "requiring that the instructional staff of a public school teach a thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution"Referred to Education Pre-K - 12 Committee; Budget Committee.
2011  TXHB2454None, "Prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design"Referred to Higher Education Committee
2012  MOHB1276None."To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution." Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education (H) Special Standing Committee on Redistricting(H)
2012  MTHB183None. "Emphasize critical thinking in science education"Died in Standing Committee
2013  COHB13-0189K-12 Academic Freedom ActPostponed indefinitely by House Committee on Education
2013  MOHB179None. "relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution."Died in House Rules Committee
2013  OKSB758Providing for the creation of a school environment that encourages the exploration of scientific theoriesDied in committee
2013  OKHB1674Scientific Education and Academic Freedom ActDead via missing 3rd reading deadline in house of origin
2013  AZSB1213None. "Science instructions; requirements"Died in Senate Education Committee
2014  VAHB207None, 'to encourage students to explore scientific questions'Died in Committee
2014  MOHB1587None, 'To endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies.'Died in House Rules Committee after passing Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
2014  OKSB1765Creating the Oklahoma Science Education ActDied in Science Education Committee

2015

  MOHB486 

Bill died when the legislature adjourned

2015  MTHB321 Tabled in the House Education Committee
2015  SDSB114 The committee voted to defer further consideration of the bill to the forty-first legislative day, and since the legislative session in South Dakota is forty days long in odd-numbered years, the bill is effectively dead.
2015  OKSB665Oklahoma Science Education ActDeadline for senate bills to pass committee expired
2015ALHB592House Bill 592Died in committee
2015FLSB1018

Senate Bill 1018

Died in Education Pre-K-12

2015FLHB899House Bill 899

Died in K-12 Subcommittee

2016IDSB1342

Senate Bill 1342

Vetoed by Governor

2016SDSB83

Senate Bill 83

Killed by Senate Education Committee
2016MSHB50

House Bill 50

Died in House Education Committee

2016OKSB1322

Senate Bill 1322

Died in Senate Education Committee

2016OKHB3045

Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act

Under consideration

2016IAHF2054

House File 2054

Sent to subcommittee, Highfill, Brown-Powers, and Hanusa

2016KYSB50

Senate Bill 50

Died in House Education Committee

2017TXHB1485House Bill 1485Referred to Subcommittee on Educator Quality
2017SDSB55Senate Bill 55

Defeated 6-9 in House Education Committee

2017FLHB989House Bill 989

In Pre-K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee

2017FLSB1210Senate Bill 1210

In Appropriations

2017OKSB393

Oklahoma Science Education Act

Passed in Senate Education Committee, Now in House Common Education
2017ARHB2050House Bill 2050Filed
2017INSR17

Senate Resolution No. 17

Passed 40-9 on Senate Floor

2017ALHJR78

House Joint Resolution 78

Introduced and referred to House Rules Committee

2017IAHF480House File 480

Introduced and referred to House Education Committee

2017IAHF140House File 140Introduced and referred to House Education Committee
     
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