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HB13-1089: Academic Freedom Acts

Freedom of Expression & Religion
Bill Number: HB13-1089
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Humphrey/Renfroe


The bill creates an "Academic Freedom Act" (act) for both K-12 public schools and institutions of higher education in the state of Colorado (act). The provisions of the acts direct teachers to create an environment that encourages students to intelligently and respectfully explore scientific questions and learn about scientific evidence related to biological and chemical evolution, global warming, and human cloning. The acts direct that the department of education and the Colorado commission on higher education notify all school districts and institutions of higher education of the provisions of their respective act by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year and that the school districts and institutions of higher education shall disseminate that information to their employees.

Current Status:

02/04/2013 - House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely

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