We noted yesterday that the bad Instructional Materials bill from last year has been resurrected for another attempt this year in the Florida House. Unfortunately, the House bill now has a companion in the Senate that was filed today: SB 1210. I believe it’s a duplicate of the House bill. The Senate bill was filed by Sen. Tom Lee and co-sponsored by Sen. Debbie Mayfield.
The same folks who were behind the bills last year, the Florida Citizens’ Alliance, are back to take credit for the bill filings this year. Note that at that link they’re providing a way to easily send messages to the bill sponsors and they encourage folks to personalize the provided email text. Anyone can use it … just sayin’.
Our friends at the National Center for Science Education have taken note of the bills: Antiscience Bill in Florida.
And let’s not forget that we’re also monitoring the Religious Liberties bills. See that growing list of posts here. It’s been a while since we’ve had to monitor multiple different bills in a legislative session.