Tennessee, 1974 - HB 1395
An attempt to repeal the last two paragraphs of 49-2008, Tennessee Code Annotated. Introduced by 1973's SB 394, it allowed equal time for creation studies and made textbook writers state that evolution was only a theory.
On January 9, 1974, Representative Doy L. Daniels, Jr., introduced House Bill No. 1395. This bill was read a second time on January 10, and was referred to the Committee on Education. Ted Welch, Commissioner, Department of Finance and Administration, reported to the Chief Clerks of the House and Senate that the passage of House Bill No. 1395 -- Senate Bill No. 1257 would repeal the "Genesis" requirement that existed concerning textbooks. The report noted that the Department of Education had stated that " it is impossible to determine the fiscal impact of this act". This bill did not pass.
HOUSE BILL NO. 1395
An Act to amend Section 49-2008. Tennessee Code Annotated, relative to the regulation of the content of biology textbooks.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee:
Section 1. Section 19-2008, Tennessee Code Annotated, is amended by deleting from the section all of the last two paragraphs thereof.
Section 2. This act shall take effect on becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.