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6 This act modifies provisions of the State System of Public Education Code relating to the
7 recitation of the pledge of allegiance in public secondary schools.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 53A-13-101.6, as enacted by Chapter 155, Laws of Utah 2000
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Section 53A-13-101.6 is amended to read:
13 53A-13-101.6. Instruction on the flag of the United States of America.
14 (1) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
15 State Board of Education shall provide by rule for a program of instruction within the public
16 schools relating to the flag of the United States.
17 (2) The instruction shall include the history of the flag, etiquette, customs pertaining to
18 the display and use of the flag, and other patriotic exercises as provided by Sections 36 U.S.C.
19 170 to 177.
20 (3) (a) The pledge of allegiance to the flag shall be recited:
21 (i) at the beginning of the day in each elementary public school in the state[
24 (ii) once a week at the beginning of a school day in [
27 the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.
29 the student's parent or legal guardian.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-13-03 4:10 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.