State motto in schools teed up in House
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The House on Wednesday could approve a bill that would require each public school to display the state motto “In God We Trust.”
The House took up the proposal (HB 839), filed by Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, and positioned it for a vote.
Under the measure, each school board would have to adopt rules for display of the motto in a “conspicuous place” in each school.
The bill easily moved through a House subcommittee and a committee, with only one lawmaker opposing it.
But Senate committees have not taken up the Senate version of the bill (SB 1158), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.
The legislative session is scheduled to end March 9
News Service of Florida