Bill prefiling for the Missouri General Assembly session started yesterday.
Another bill, addressing a matter of great urgency for right wingnuts:
Prohibits the use of the 1619 Project initiative of the New York Times in the public schools of the state
Sponsor: Billington, Hardy (152)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2022
LR Number: 3087H.01I
Last Action: 12/01/2021 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1457
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
The bill text:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1457 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BILLINGTON.
3087H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the 1619 Project
in school districts and charter schools.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Sect ion A. Chapter 170, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to beknown as section 170.352, to read as follows:
170.352. 1. As used in this section, “1619 Project” means the 1619 Project initiative of the New York Times.
2. No school district, charter school, or personnel or agent of such school district or charter school shall:
(1) Teach, use, or provide for use by any pupil the 1619 Project as part of any curriculum, course materials, or instruction in any course given in such school district or charter school; or
(2) Teach, affirm, or promote as an accurate account or representation of the founding and history of the United States of America any of the claims, views, or opinions presented in the 1619 Project as part of any curriculum, course materials, or instruction in any course given in such school district or charter school.
It’s all about the details. You’d think there’d be something about purging any of those same materials in associated libraries. Publicly burning them is the customary method.
If a society is afraid of words written on a page it has much bigger problems than those words written on a page.