Evolution bill of 2011 dead?

The Tampa Tribune is listing all of the major bills that are essentially dead this legislative session. Even though the chances are incredibly slim that any of these bills will see action before the end of the session, I think it’s a bit premature to pronounce them right now. The story does include this, though:

One caveat: even proposals that appear completely stalled can reemerge suddenly as amendments to other bills advancing through the process.

“Until we sine die” — Tallahassee-speak for adjourn — “everything is up in the air,” Alexander reminded reporters last week.

And among the likely dead bills is:

•Evolution. Dead. Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, revived his 2009 proposal that would require K-12 public school teachers to provide a “critical analysis” of the theory of evolution when they teach it. Wise said earlier this year that he hoped the increased number of social conservatives serving in the Legislature would improve the bill’s chances, but it was never scheduled for a hearing.

Here’s to hoping there are no last minute surprises.

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4 Responses to Evolution bill of 2011 dead?

  1. Joe Meert says:

    Yes, it’s a dead duck. Doesn’t mean it won’t be back next year (Wise will be).

  2. Ivory Girl says:

    Joe , more like a “lame duck” and I’m sure it will quack it’s way back in some form or another (depending on the latest creationist catch phrase)
    next year.

  3. James F says:

    Hoping for confirmed extinction!

  4. Stacy says:

    Yay!! 🙂

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