Education (House)
Public schools, flags
EDUCATION – Adds to existing law to allow public schools to display only certain flags and banners on school property and to prohibit schools from displaying certain flags and banners.

RS31307C1 / S1362

The classroom is a place to foster education and to do so, students should be comfortable and free from partisan politics. Personal political beliefs disrupt the classroom and make students uncomfortable, feel unwelcome and open the door to bullying if they are in the minority mindset. Third party flags are an open political statement and do not belong in the classroom.

There is no projected fiscal impact from this legislation as it does not require financial changes to affected agencies.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/12 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/13 Reported Printed; referred to Education
02/22 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
02/28 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
02/28 Reported out without recommendation, as amended
02/28 Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
02/28 Amendments reported printed
02/28 Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
02/28 Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
02/29 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/04 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 31-4-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Just, Rabe, Ruchti, Wintrow
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Trakel
Title apvd - to House
03/05 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/05 Read First Time, Referred to Education