Bill Summary for H 965 (2017-2018)

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Jun 5 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 965 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 17, 2018
AN ACT TO REQUIRE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO AND THE STATE MOTTO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Bert Jones, Johnson, Arp, Shepard.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends the proposed changes to GS 115C-47(29a) and GS 115C-218.80, requiring the display of the national and state mottos in at least one prominent location of each public and charter school in the state. Specifies that the English translation of the state motto is to be displayed, and specifies that the display of each motto must also designate the motto as the national or state motto. Adds to the existing requirement for public and charter schools to provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning and historical origins of the flag and Pledge of Allegiance to now require the provision of age-appropriate instruction on the meaning and historical origins of the US and state flags, mottos, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Makes conforming, organizational, and technical changes to the statutes. Additionally, deletes the proposed conforming changes to GS 115C-47(29c).

Amends GS 116-69.1 and GS 116-325 to make identical changes as those made to GS 115C-47 and GS 115C-218.80 by the act to require the North Carolina School of the Arts and the North Carolina School of Science and Math to display the national and state mottos in at least one prominent location of each school, and require each school to provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning and historical origins of the US and state flags, mottos, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Makes conforming, organizational and technical changes to the statutes. 

Decreases the appropriation to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2018-19 fiscal year to implement the act from $100,000 to $25,000.

Adds that the act applies beginning December 1, 2018 (was, beginning with the 2018-19 school year).

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