SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1472

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BRATTIN (Sponsor) AND KOENIG (Co-sponsor).

5303L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the teaching of the theory of evolution by natural selection.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 170, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 170.019, to read as follows:

            170.019. 1. Any school district or charter school which provides instruction relating to the theory of evolution by natural selection shall be required to have a policy on parental notification and a mechanism where a parent can choose to remove the student from any part of the district's or school's instruction on evolution. The policy shall require the school district or charter school to notify the parent or legal guardian of each student enrolled in the district of:

            (1) The basic content of the district's or school's evolution instruction to be provided to the student; and

            (2) The parent's right to remove the student from any part of the district's or school's evolution instruction.

            2. A school district or charter school shall make all curriculum materials used in the district's or school's evolution instruction available for public inspection under chapter 610 prior to the use of such materials in actual instruction.