2013 House Bill 4734

Require Civil Rights Department reimburse school mascot replacement costs

Introduced in the House

May 15, 2013

Introduced by Rep. Bob Genetski (R-80)

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”).

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations