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HB 1287, 80th R.S.
Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible.

19 TAC § 74.36, Requirements for elective courses on the Bible's Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament and their impact on the history and literature of Western civilization.
See: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=19&pt=2&ch=74&rl=36
In Texas Administrative Code
By Texas Education Agency / Texas Secretary of State
Publication Date: Adopted to be effective September 1, 2008
Library Location: LAW-TEX
Proposed new 19 TAC § 74.36, Requirements for elective courses on the Bible's Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament and their impact on the history and literature of western civilization (second reading and final adoption, public comments).
See: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/schedule/2008/july/instruction/items/1_bible_i.html
By Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: July 18, 2008 meeting
Letter to Chairman Don McLeroy, Texas State Board of Education, clarifying the legislative intent of Tex. H.B. 1287, 80th Leg., R.S. (teaching the Bible in public schools).
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By Representative Warren Chisum
Publication Date: July 16, 2008
Letter to Chairman Don McLeroy, Texas State Board of Education, approving SBOE's proposed curriculum for teaching the Bible.
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By Deputy Attorney General Andrew Weber
Publication Date: July 9, 2008
Letter to the Texas Education Agency opposing the proposed 19 TAC § 74.36 (Bible course standards, Tex. H.B. 1287, 80th Leg., R.S.).
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By Representatives Rob Eissler, Scott Hochberg, and Diane Patrick
Publication Date: May 16, 2008
Proposed new 19 TAC § 74.36, Requirements for elective courses on the Bible's Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament and their impact on the history and literature of Western civilization (first reading and filing authorization).
See: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/schedule/2008/march/instruction/items/1_bible_i.html
By Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: March 28, 2008 meeting
Letter to the Texas State Board of Education, clarifying the legislative intent of Tex. H.B. 1287, 80th Leg., R.S. as regards the curriculum used in courses on the Bible.
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By Representative Scott Hochberg / Texas Association of School Administrators
Publication Date: March 19, 2008
Tex. Att'y Gen. RQ-0683-GA (elective courses providing academic study of the Bible pursuant to Tex. H.B. 1287, 80th Leg., R.S., including House Public Education Committee Chairman Rob Eissler's memo of May 8, 2007).
See: https://www2.texasattorneygeneral.gov/opinions/opinions/50abbott/rq/2008/pdf/RQ0683GA.pdf
By Commissioner Robert Scott / Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: February 19, 2008
The Bible makes a comeback.
In Education Week
Publication Date: May 16, 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Legislative wrap-up, part 2 of 2.
In Texas Education News
Publication Date: June 18, 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Public schools under fire.
In Church & State
Publication Date: October 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Sectarian elements in public school Bible courses: lessons from the Lone Star State.
In Journal of Church and State
Publication Date: Autumn 2007
Library Location: Periodicals
Teaching and the Bible.
In American School Board Journal
Publication Date: June 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Before Bible class begins.
In Texas Lone Star (Texas Association of School Boards)
Publication Date: August/September 2008
Library Location: Periodicals
Teaching or preaching?
In Church & State
Publication Date: April 2019
Library Location: Periodicals

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