Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

124 th General Assembly of Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

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BILL:

Am. Sub. H.B. 394

DATE:

March 21, 2002

STATUS:

As Recommended by Conference Committee

SPONSOR:

Rep. Damschroder

LOCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

No

No local cost

 


CONTENTS:

To permit the board of education of a school district to provide for a moment of silence each day for prayer, reflection, or meditation upon a moral, philosophical or patriotic theme. To permit school boards of education to set aside a period each day for the voluntary oral recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

State Fiscal Highlights

 

        No direct fiscal effect on the state.

Local Fiscal Highlights

 

 

        No direct fiscal effect on political subdivisions.

 

 

Detailed Fiscal Analysis

 

This bill permits the Board of Education of local school districts to provide for a moment of silence that is of a reasonable duration every day. Participation in the moment of silence would be voluntary and schools would be prohibited from promoting an establishment of religion. The bill would also permit a school district to allow schools to set aside time for a voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. There is no fiscal effect on either the state government or local school districts, as participation in the moment of silence has no local cost and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is permissive.

 

 

 

 

LSC fiscal staff: Meegan M. Michalek, Economist

 

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