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School prayer bill looks unlikely to move

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Sen. Ronda Storms removed her bill to allow "inspirational messages" at school functions from its first committee hearing this morning. She then told reporters that it looked like there wasn't enough time to move the controversial legislation (which the Anti-Defamation League vehemently opposes) through the process and into law.

The Buzz reports that even Senate staffers warn in an analysis that districts might have to add provisions to any message policy to avoid constitutional challenge over what could be interpreted as state-sponsored religious speech.

The stumbling blocks may be too huge. The House hasn't even heard its version of the bill, has not scheduled it and the Pre-K-12 Policy Committee has no plans to meet again.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:19am]

    

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