2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS TO ALLOW THE TEACHING OF CREATIONISM OR INTELLIGENT DESIGN; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The school board of a school district may allow the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in the schools within the district. However, if the theory of evolution is required to be taught as part of the school district's science curriculum, in order to provide students with a comprehensive education in science, the school board also must include the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in the science curriculum.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.