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2011 Senate Bill 637: Require school Pledge of Allegiance recitation

Public Act 320 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on September 13, 2011 To require classes in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. The bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 13, 2011
Reported in the Senate on November 10, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 10, 2011 To adopt a substitute version of the bill that also requires schools to ensure that a student who doesn't say the pledge isn't bullied for it.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 10, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on November 10, 2011 To require that students have an opportunity to say the pledge, but not require them to say it.
The amendment failed 11 to 25 in the Senate on November 10, 2011
Passed 31 to 5 in the Senate on November 10, 2011 To require students in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. However, the bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge if parents or the student complains, and would require schools to ensure that a student who doesn't say the pledge is not bullied for it. It would also requires flags in each classroom and over each school building.
Received in the House on November 10, 2011
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 10, 2011
Reported in the House on June 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 12, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details. This version was superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on September 12, 2012 To adopt a version of the bill that only has the flag provision, with the pledge provision now in House Bill 4934.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on September 12, 2012 To require the state to reimburse local school districts for the cost of the flags the bill would require.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on September 12, 2012 To require online charter "cyberschools" to display an image of the American flag on every web page.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on September 12, 2012 To require there be an American flag in each classroom and over each school building.
Received in the Senate on September 13, 2012
Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on September 20, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 5, 2012

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