H.J.Res.54 - Students' Rights Resolution of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 06/21/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||08/10/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.|
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Summary: H.J.Res.54 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Students' Rights Resolution of 2001 - Declares that Congress recognizes: (1) the right, as established by the Constitution and upheld by the Supreme Court, of all Americans to freely exercise their religion; (2) the constitutional right of students in public schools to participate in a daily period of time to be used for silent prayer, meditation, or reflection and to recite the Pledge of Allegiance; and (3) the right of religious groups to have equal access to school facilities without discrimination on account of religious character or speech.
Introduced in House (06/21/2001)
Expresses the sense of Congress that public schools should act to protect these constitutional rights by establishing a period of time for silent prayer, meditation, or reflection, establishing a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and accommodating religious groups by granting equal access rather than discriminating on account of their religious character or speech.