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S.B. 105 Enrolled






Sponsor: D. Chris Buttars

                  This act modifies provisions of the State System of Public Education Code relating to the
                  recitation of the pledge of allegiance in public secondary schools.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      53A-13-101.6, as enacted by Chapter 155, Laws of Utah 2000
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 53A-13-101.6 is amended to read:
                       53A-13-101.6. Instruction on the flag of the United States of America.
                      (1) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
                  State Board of Education shall provide by rule for a program of instruction within the public
                  schools relating to the flag of the United States.
                      (2) The instruction shall include the history of the flag, etiquette, customs pertaining to
                  the display and use of the flag, and other patriotic exercises as provided by Sections 36 U.S.C.
                  170 to 177.
                      (3) (a) The pledge of allegiance to the flag shall be recited:
                      (i) at the beginning of the day in each elementary public school in the state[.]; and
                      [(b) Local school boards are encouraged to provide for the reciting of the pledge of
                  allegiance to the flag]
                      (ii) once a week at the beginning of a school day in [their] each public secondary
                  [schools] school in the state.
                      [(c)] (b) Each student shall be informed by posting a notice in a conspicuous place that
                  the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.
                      [(d)] (c) A student shall be excused from reciting the pledge upon written request from
                  the student's parent or legal guardian.


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