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2011 House Bill 4934: Require school Pledge of Allegiance recitation

Public Act 321 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on September 13, 2011 To require classes in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. The bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge. Also, to require all public schools to have erect a flagstaff in a conspicuous place. An existing law already requires that they "display" the American flag.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on September 13, 2011
Reported in the House on June 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 12, 2012
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on September 12, 2012 To adopt a version of the bill that only has the pledge provision, with the flag provision now in Senate Bill 637.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on September 12, 2012 To require public school districts to notify parents and children each year they have the right to object to saying the pledge of allegiance in class.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on September 12, 2012 To require online charter "cyberschools" to offer students an opportunity to recite the pledge of allegiance each school day.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Passed 103 to 5 in the House on September 12, 2012 To require classes in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. The bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge.
Received in the Senate on September 13, 2012
Referred to the Senate on September 13, 2012
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on September 20, 2012 (same description)
To require classes in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day. The bill would prohibit compelling a student to recite the pledge.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 5, 2012

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