South Dakota House Education Committee To Vote on “Alternative Facts” SB55

PIERRE — A host of national science groups have launched campaigns aimed at convincing South Dakota lawmakers to vote down a bill that would let teachers address strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories like evolution and climate change. Argus Leader

There will be a hearing and vote, with public comment, on SB 55 this Monday February 6, 2017 in Pierre, starting at 7:45 a.m
. (State Capitol Building, 500 East Capitol Avenue, Room 413).

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State of South Dakota
NINETY-SECOND SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2017

933Y0258   SENATE BILL   NO.  55

Introduced by:    Senators Monroe, Ewing, Jensen (Phil), Nelson, Stalzer, and Wiik and Representatives Campbell, Frye-Mueller, Goodwin, Heinemann, and Howard

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to protect the teaching of certain scientific information.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 13-1 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    No teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses being taught which are aligned with the content standards established pursuant to § 13-3-48.

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