House File 2282 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  ALONS, SHAW, FRY,
                                     SHEETS, GASSMAN,
                                     SALMON, HEARTSILL,
                                     WATTS, SCHULTZ,
                                     BRANDENBURG, and
                                     LOFGREN

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act requiring display of the motto "in God we trust" by
  2    school districts.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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PAG LIN



  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  279.70  Display of motto.
  1  2    The board of directors of each school district shall cause
  1  3 to be displayed the motto "in God we trust", which is declared
  1  4 in federal law, 36 U.S.C. {302, to be the national motto of
  1  5 the United States, in every school building in the school
  1  6 district in a manner which may include but not be limited to
  1  7 the prominent display of a wall plaque or artwork that results
  1  8 from a student contest.
  1  9                           EXPLANATION
  1 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 11 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 12    This bill directs school districts to display the motto "in
  1 13 God we trust", which is declared in federal law 36 U.S.C. {302
  1 14 to be the national motto of the United States, in every school
  1 15 building in the school district in a manner which may include
  1 16 but not be limited to the prominent display of a wall plaque or
  1 17 artwork that results from a student contest.
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       kh/rj