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South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 2015 - Motion S4M-12148

Parliament congratulates South Lanarkshire Council in actions against the attempts of introducing creationism into schools through guidelines and textbooks. Also emphasize that creationism should not be presented as a scientific theory.

Montana, 2015 - HB 321

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, especially origin of life, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

Missouri, 2015 - HB 486

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

South Dakota, 2015 - SB114

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

Indiana, 2015 - SB 562

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings. First bill to single out only "human cloning," though the form of the bill and the sponsor's past legislation and statements now indicate that this would target evolution and climate change as well.

Oklahoma, 2015 - SB 665

Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act, which allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

Iowa, 2015 - HF 272

Prevent Iowa from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), particularly because of treatment of evolution and climate change.

Wyoming, 2015 - HB 23

Bill to remove a footnote added to preclude the use of state funds for the review and adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Requirement of the acknowledgement of climate change as fact has been cited as reason for initial inclusion of the footnote.

Florida, 1925

Introduced in 1925, Florida's HB 691 was a straightforward bill aimed at, "prohibiting the teaching of the Evoliution Theory in all universities, normals and all other public schools in Florida, which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the state, and to provide penalities for violation thereof." Penalities for teaching Evolution Theory was the disqualification of "teach[ing] in any public schools of the State," i.e., loss of one's teaching position in the state, permanently. The bill was not passed.

Utah, 1925

HB 105, introduced in 1925, was an all encompassing bill in its prohibitionay sights, and one that fits Utah's interesting political and religious history largely shaped by Utah's Mormon populace, high rates of immigration, and the collision of political idealogies. While not directly aimed at prohibiting solely the teaching of evolution as much as trying to prevent any form of partisan political or sectarian teachings as a result, it did eventually come to include the prohibition of, "atheistic, [and] infidel... doctrine," in the public schools of Utah.

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