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April 27, 2006
Introduced by Reps. Scarborough, Limehouse, Altman, G.M. Smith, Perry, Ballentine, Bowers, Battle, Hagood, Harvin, Leach, McGee, Coates, Owens, M.A. Pitts, Talley, Taylor, Haskins, Brady, Jennings, Rice, Vaughn, E.H. Pitts, Toole, Herbkersman, Merrill, Huggins, Young, D.C. Smith, Duncan, Chalk, Loftis, Hardwick and Bingham
S. Printed 5/27/06--H. [SEC 5/3/06 1:56 PM]
Read the first time April 25, 2006.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 5056) to express the strong support of the House of Representatives for the right of prayer at the schools and colleges of this State consistent with constitutional limitations, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO EXPRESS THE STRONG SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE RIGHT OF PRAYER AT THE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF THIS STATE CONSISTENT WITH CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS AND RESTRAINTS.
Whereas, the House of Representatives strongly supports the right of students, faculty, and staff at the schools and colleges of this State to engage in prayer; and
Whereas, every citizen of South Carolina should be able to pray in a manner and at a time that is right for them; and
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court however has imposed certain limitations on the right to prayer based on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibiting the governmental establishment of religion. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives express their strong support for the right of prayer at the schools and colleges of this State consistent with constitutional limitations and restraints.
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