2006 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Ross, Nunnelee, Hewes, Brown, Burton, Carmichael, Chaney, Clarke, Davis, Flowers, Jackson (15th), King, Pickering, White
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT OR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SHALL PROHIBIT A TEACHER FROM DISCUSSING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON THE ISSUE OF FLAWS OR PROBLEMS WHICH MAY EXIST IN DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND THE EXISTENCE OF OTHER THEORIES OF EVOLUTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN EXPLANATION OF THE ORIGIN OF LIFE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. No local school board, school superintendent or school principal shall prohibit a public school classroom teacher from discussing and answering questions from individual students on the issue of flaws or problems which may exist in Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the existence of other theories of evolution, including, but not limited to, the Intelligent Design explanation of the origin of life.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.