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Colorado, 1972 - Referendum Petition

Efforts were made in the Spring, 1972, to collect enough sig­natures to have the Colorado State constitution amended according to Section 17, House Concurrent Resolution No. 1011 which had died in the legislative process in 1972. Efforts made to gain enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot as a referendum failed.

 

Colorado, 1972 - HCR 1101

An equal time bill that emphasizes the same time, funds and number of textbooks be used to teach both evolution and the biblical story of creation.

On February 25, 1972, Representative Sack, et al. introduced House Concurrent Resolution No. 1011. The concurrent re­solution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary which recommended on March 3, that this concurrent resolution be indefinitely postponed. H.C.R. No. 1011 was not presented for further consideration by the House of Representatives.

Michigan 1971 - HB 5645

A bill to amend the school code of 1955 to allow any teaching of evolution in schools to give equal time towards "a bibli­cal story of creation."

Michigan, 1971 - SB 128

A bill introduced that would allow any teaching of evolution in public schools to give equal time to "a bib­lical story of creation...as an historical version of the subject."

On February 17, 1971, Senators Fleming, Toepp, De Grown, Byker, Bouwsma and Plawecki introduced Senate Bill No. 128. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education where it was retained. S.B. No. 128 was not presented for further consideration to the Senate.

Tennessee, 1967 - SB 46

A bill introduced to repeal Section 49-1922, Tennessee Code Annotated, an act that "prohibiting the teaching of evolution."

On March 1. 1967, Senators Elam and White introduced Senate Bill No. 46 This bill was referred to the Committee on Education which returned S.B. No. 46 on April 13, without a recommendation. The Speak­er referred S.B. No. 46 to the Committee on Committees which reported on April 19 that S.B. No. 46 had been set on the calendar for April 20. On April 20, S.B. No. 46 was made to conform to House Bill No. 48.

 

Tennessee, 1967 - HB 48

A bill introduced to repeal Section 49-1922, Tennessee Code Annotated, an act that "prohibiting the teaching of evolution."

Arizona, 1965 - SB 172

A bill that states that public schools that teaches evolution have to give equal time to "divine creation."

On February 19, 1965, Senator Hathaway introduced Senate Bill No. 172. This bill, referred to the Education Committee, was held by this committee and was not presented for further consideration by the Senate.

Arkansas, 1965 - HB 275

A bill to repeal Initisted Act No. 1 of 1928, an act that had prohibited the teaching of evolution. 

Arizona, 1964 - Referendum Petition

In 1964 the Reverend Aubrey L. Moore began seeking support for an initiative measure designed to ban the teaching of evolution in the state's schools. The in itiative measure was designed as a proposed amendment to the state constitution. This amendment would provide that teachers convicted of teaching evolution could be fined from $100 to $500 and the teaching credentials of violators could be revoked if the teacher persisted in teaching evolution.

Arizona, 1964 - HB 301

The first bill introduced in which any public schools that teaches evolution have to give "equal time and emphasis to the presentation of the Doctrine of Divine Creation."

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