Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, protects a teacher from discipline for teaching scientific subjects in an objective manner. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10.
HB0368 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 670 by the Secretary of State.
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  • Fiscal Note
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  • Actions For HB0368Date
    Pub. Ch. 670 04/17/2012
    Effective date(s) 04/10/1204/17/2012
    Returned by Governor without signature.04/10/2012
    Transmitted to Governor for his action.03/29/2012
    Signed by S. Speaker03/29/2012
    Signed by H. Speaker03/28/2012
    Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.03/27/2012
    H. concurred in S. am. no. 1, Ayes 72, Nays 23 03/26/2012
    H. Placed on Message Calendar for 3/26/201203/22/2012
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 25, Nays 803/19/2012
    S. adopted am. 1 03/19/2012
    S. Subst. HB for comp. SB.03/19/2012
    Rcvd. from H., P1C.04/11/2011
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.04/07/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/07/2011
    Passed H., Ayes 70, Nays 23 04/07/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/04/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/7/201103/31/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/31/201103/30/2011
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee03/29/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/24/2011
    Placed on cal. Education Committee for 3/29/201103/23/2011
    Action Def. in Education Committee to 3/29/201103/22/2011
    Placed on cal. Education Committee for 3/22/201103/16/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Education Committee 03/16/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/16/201103/10/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/16/201103/09/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Education Sub-committee to 3/16/201103/02/2011
    Placed on s/c cal General Sub of Education for 3/2/201102/23/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Gen. Sub of Ed. to 3/2/1102/23/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/23/2011
    Placed on s/c cal General Sub of Education 1 for 2/23/201102/16/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of Education02/16/2011
    P2C, ref. to Education Committee02/10/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/09/2011
    Filed for intro.02/07/2011
    Actions For SB0893Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 67004/17/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/19/2012
    Comp. HB Subst (sends SB to dead bill file)03/19/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 3/19/201203/16/2012
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 7, Nays 1 PNV 103/14/2012
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 3/14/201203/07/2012
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of: S. Ed. Comm.04/20/2011
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/20/201104/13/2011
    Action Def. in S. Ed. Comm. to 4/20/201104/13/2011
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/13/201104/07/2011
    Action Def. in S. Ed. Comm. to 4/20/201103/30/2011
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 3/30/201103/23/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.02/23/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/17/2011
    Filed for intro.02/16/2011
  • No amendments for HB0368.
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0901Amendment 1-1 to SB0893 

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  • Fiscal Summary

    NOT SIGNIFICANT


    Bill Summary

    This bill prohibits the state board of education and any public elementary or secondary school governing authority, director of schools, school system administrator, or principal or administrator from prohibiting any teacher in a public school system of this state from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught, such as evolution and global warming. This bill also requires such persons and entities to endeavor to:
    (1) Create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues; and
    (2) Assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies.

    ON MARCH 19, THE SENATE SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 368 FOR SENATE BILL 893, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1, AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 368, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 clarifies that the bill would apply to scientific subjects and science courses "taught under the curriculum framework developed by the state board of education." This amendment requires the department of education to notify all directors of schools of the provisions of the bill by "the start of the 2012 - 2013 school term", instead of by "the start of the 2011 - 2012 school term".

  • FiscalNote for HB0368/SB0893 filed under HB0368
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    HB0368 by Dunn - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENT # 1 3/26/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................72
              Noes...............................................23

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Niceley, Pody, Powers, Pruitt, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shepard, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tindell, Todd, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 72.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Brown, Camper, Cooper, DeBerry L, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Hardaway, Harmon, Jones S, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Richardson, Shaw, Stewart, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 23.

    HB0368 by Dunn - FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/7/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................70
              Noes...............................................23

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brooks H, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, DeBerry J, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, Miller D, Montgomery, Niceley, Parkinson, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 70.
              Representatives voting no were: Brown, Camper, Cooper, Curtiss, DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jones S, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Pitts, Ramsey, Richardson, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Stewart, Turner J, Turner M, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 23.

              HB0368 by Dunn - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 3/31/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Fitzhugh, Naifeh requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB0368 by Dunn - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 3/29/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Naifeh requested to be recorded as voting No

    HB0368 by Dunn - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Education Committee 3/16/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................9
              Noes................................................4

              Representatives voting aye were: Brooks H, Brooks K, Carr, DeBerry J, Dunn, Hensley, Lollar, Maggart, Montgomery -- 9.
              Representatives voting no were: DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Naifeh, Pitts, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 4.

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Senate moved to substitute and conform to SB0893

    HB0368 by Dunn - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 3/19/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................25
              Noes................................................8

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Gresham, Henry, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stewart, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 25.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Herron, Kyle, Marrero -- 8.

    SB0893 by Watson - SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 3/14/2012
    Passed
              Ayes................................................7
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Gresham, Kelsey, Summerville, Tracy -- 7.
              Senators voting no were: Berke -- 1.