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ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Third Legislature, Second Regular Session
Allows the state motto to be read or posted in any school building.
Statute allows teachers or administrators to read or post the following materials in any school building: 1) the national motto; 2) the national anthem; 3) the pledge of allegiance; 4) the preamble to the Arizona Constitution; 5) the Declaration of Independence; 6) the Mayflower Compact; 7) writings, speeches, documents and proclamations of the founding fathers and U.S. Presidents; 8) published decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court; and 9) acts of the U.S. Congress (A.R.S. § 15-717).
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.
1. Allows the state motto Ditat Deus which means God Enriches to be read or posted in any school building.
2. Specifies the national motto is In God We Trust.
3. Becomes effective on the general effective date.
Prepared by Senate Research
February 13, 2018