By on June 02, 2014 at 4:24 PM
Legislation that would allow schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights passed the state House on Monday by a 172-24 vote.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, doesn’t carry any mandate for schools. But Saccone said it informs schools that they would have the state’s permission to post these patriotic displays.
In proposing the legislation, Saccone pointed out Congress 14 years ago encouraged the national motto that appears on U.S. currency be displayed in public buildings. He said posting it in schools could help familiarize student with it and its meaning.
The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
Full story: Bill allowing “In God We Trust” motto in schools wins House approval Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, 6/2/14