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2013 House Bill 4735: Require Civil Rights Department reimburse school mascot replacement costs
Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers R-Brockway on May 15, 2013
To transfer $3 million from the Department of Civil Rights budget to local school districts, “to reimburse them for the cost of mascots, uniforms, signage, billboards, gym resurfacing, flags, and other expenses that are made necessary as a direct result of the complaint” the department filed with the U.S. Department of Education over the use by schools of American Indian-related “mascots” or nicknames (such as “Braves” or “Chiefs”).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 15, 2013