HB 529 (2021) -  Moments of Silence in Public Schools

by Fine (CO-SPONSORS) Andrade; Byrd; Drake; Fernandez-Barquin; Fischer; Leek; Maggard; Massullo; McClain; Roth
Requires principals to require teachers to set aside time for moment of silence; prohibits teachers from making suggestions to nature of any reflection during moment of silence; deletes provision authorizing district school boards to provide brief period of silent prayer or meditation; requires certain teachers encourage parents or guardians to discuss moment of silence & make suggestions as to the best use of this time.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Last Event: Ordered enrolled on Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:04 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Rules
    • On agenda for: 04/14/21 9:00 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 12   Nays 5

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Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 03/18/2021 03:31 PM   Yeas: 94 Nays: 24 Action: Action 2: Passage Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 13] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 04/22/2021 10:27 AM   Yeas: 32 Nays: 6 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 8] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Ordered enrolled Time: 04/22/2021 - 11:04 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H In Messages Time: 04/22/2021 - 11:04 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Passed; YEAS 32 NAYS 6 -SJ 579 Time: 04/22/2021 - 10:27 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 579 Time: 04/22/2021 - 10:19 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Placed on 3rd reading Time: 04/21/2021 - 12:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 546 Time: 04/21/2021 - 12:30 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/21 -SJ 559 Time: 04/16/2021 - 11:13 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 04/14/2021 - 7:08 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -SJ 465 Time: 04/14/2021 - 2:41 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/14/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 04/09/2021 - 2:38 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/06/21, 9:30 am, 412 Knott Building --Pending Reconsideration (Favorable; YEAS 12 NAYS 5) Time: 04/01/2021 - 3:01 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Received -SJ 333 Time: 03/30/2021 - 5:06 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Rules -SJ 333 Time: 03/30/2021 - 11:18 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 03/25/2021 - 6:16 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S In Messages Time: 03/25/2021 - 5:57 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Passed; YEAS 94, NAYS 24 Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/18/2021) Time: 03/11/2021 - 12:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 03/10/2021 - 4:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill released to House Calendar Time: 03/10/2021 - 4:35 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Education & Employment Committee Time: 03/10/2021 - 4:35 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Education & Employment Committee Time: 03/10/2021 - 4:29 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda Time: 03/08/2021 - 4:17 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Education & Employment Committee Time: 03/04/2021 - 1:30 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Time: 03/04/2021 - 1:30 PM Member: Committee: Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Time: 03/04/2021 - 12:45 PM Member: Committee: Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/02/2021 - 9:21 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee agenda Time: 03/02/2021 - 4:12 PM Member: Committee: Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Time: 02/16/2021 - 6:25 PM Member: Committee: Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Time: 02/16/2021 - 6:25 PM Member: Committee: Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Time: 02/16/2021 - 2:37 PM Member: Committee: Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee agenda Time: 02/09/2021 - 4:13 PM Member: Committee: Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Time: 02/08/2021 - 9:54 AM Member: Committee: Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Education & Employment Committee Time: 02/08/2021 - 9:54 AM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Time: 02/08/2021 - 9:54 AM Member: Committee: Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Time: 02/08/2021 - 9:54 AM Member: Committee: Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 01/28/2021 - 11:43 AM Member: Fine Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
1003.45 CS/SB 282