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HB24-1323

School Graduation Attire

Concerning the manner of dress during school graduation ceremonies.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill allows a preschool, public school, or public college or university student to wear objects of cultural or religious significance as an adornment at a graduation ceremony.

The bill prohibits a preschool, public school, or public college or university from restricting what a student may wear under the student's required graduation attire.

The bill allows a preschool, public school, or public college or university to prohibit a student from wearing or displaying an adornment that is likely to cause substantial disruption of, or material interference with, a graduation ceremony, but the prohibition must be the least restrictive means necessary to accomplish a specifically identified important government interest.

Prior to the start of the 2024-25 school year, the bill requires a preschool, public school, and public college or university to develop and adopt a policy that aligns with the requirements of the bill.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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