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LEGISLATIVE GENERAL COUNSEL S.B. 140 Approved for File: JLW 01-27-95 4:11 PM MINUTE OF SILENCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1995 GENERAL SESSION STATE OF UTAH Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION; REQUIRING ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BEGIN EACH DAY WITH ONE MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR PERSONAL THOUGHTS OR MEDITATION This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows: ENACTS: 53A-11-12, Utah Code Annotated 1953 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah: Section 1. Section 53A-11-12 is enacted to read: 53A-11-12. Minute of Silence. (1) Each school district shall adopt policies for the observance of a minute of silence at the opening of every school day in all grades in its public schools. (2) The period of silence shall be for personal thoughts or meditation in order for teachers and students to prepare themselves for the activities of the day. (3) During the period of silence, a class shall not engage in any other activity. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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