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  • State Rep. Charles Van Zant (FL) 2:24 pm on January 31, 2013 Permalink |
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    Florida law protects student-led public prayers, benedictions

    Bill: SB98/HB317 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Rep. Van Zant and Sen. Siplin, and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, SB98/HB317 (Chapter No. 2012-9) states that a district school board may adopt a policy allowing an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly. The policy must provide that students who are responsible for organizing any student-led portion of a student assembly shall (1) have sole discretion in determining whether an inspirational message is to be delivered, and (2) choose the student volunteers who will deliver an inspirational message. The student volunteers shall be solely responsible for the preparation and content of the inspirational message.

    Also: “Gov. Rick Scott signs school inspirational prayer bill”

    “Florida Senate approves school prayer bill”

    “Florida School Prayer Bill to Become Law”

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  • State Rep. Charles Van Zant (FL) 3:05 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink |
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    Florida makes move on Florida for Life Act:

    Bill: HB 1097

    Creates “Florida for Life Act”; provides legislative findings; prohibits induced abortions; prohibits operation of facility for purpose of providing abortion services; prohibits termination of pregnancy unless specified conditions are met; requires consent; provides exception; provides standard of care if fetus is viable; provides that woman’s life is superior to concern for life of fetus; requires that fetal remains be disposed of according to specified standards; provides that provisions do not apply to specified procedures; provides civil cause of action for violations.

     
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