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Kentucky, 1888

Introduced on April 19th, 1888 in Kentucky, a bill introduced to amend and reform the Kentucky common school laws, contained a section that is likely the first legislative attempt to regulate the teaching of evolution in the United States school system. The bill and the contained section passed both the Kentucky House and Senate. It is interesting to note that this article has been reenacted and lightly modified since its original introduction in 1888.

Hawaii, 2014

A House Resolution introduced in Hawaii in 2014, that proposed February 12th of each year as Darwin Day "to celebrate all of Charles Darwin's achievements in the field of science." The resolution is unusual in establishing Darwin Day on a perennial basis: previous Darwin Day resolutions, such as Virginia's House Resolution 884 in 2009, typically designate February 12 of the current year as Darwin Day.

Oklahoma, 2014

A joint resolution considered in Oklahoma in 2014, that contained a proposed ammendment aimed at rejecting the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science due to the Standard's stance on climate change. Very similar to OK HJR 1099.

Oklahoma, 2014

A joint resolution considered in Oklahoma in 2014, that contained an ammendment that aimed to reject the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science due to the Standard's stance on climate change. Similar to OK HJR 1097.

Oklahoma, 2014

A bill introduced in Oklahoma in 2014, that would have required state and local educational authorities to "assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies" and permitted teachers to "help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories pertinent to the course being taught."

US Congress, 2014

A bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives in 2014, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2014, as Darwin Day.

Michigan, 2013

A bill introduced in Michigan in 2013 that blocks the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) because of the standards' stance on climate change.

South Carolina, 2014

A bill introduced and enacted in South Carolina in 2014 declaring the Columbian mammoth as the state's official fossil without the Sixth Day Creationist amendments.

Wyoming, 2014

A bill introduced in Wyoming in 2014 that dealt with Wyoming's budget for 2014-2016, and included a footnote which precludes the use of state funds "for any review or adoption" of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS's stance on climate change seems to be the reason behind the prohibiton of state funds for NGSS.

South Dakota, 2014

A bill introduced in South Dakota in 2014 which would, if enacted, provide that, "[n]o school board or school administrator may prohibit a teacher in public or nonpublic school from providing instruction on intelligent design or other related topics." The bill was sponsored by 5 Senators and 7 Representatives.

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