PREFILED    JAN 13 2020

REFERENCE TITLE: schools; dress codes; graduation ceremonies





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session





HB 2206


Introduced by

Representatives Teller: Cano, Fernandez, Hernandez A, Jermaine, Pawlik, Rodriguez, Salman, Tsosie, Udall





amending Title 15, chapter 3, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-348; relating to local governance of schools.




Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 15, chapter 3, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-348, to read:

START_STATUTE15-348.  Dress code policies; traditional tribal regalia; objects of cultural significance; graduation ceremonies; definitions

A.  A school district governing board, a charter school governing body or any public school may not establish a dress code policy that prohibits a pupil from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a graduation ceremony.

B.  For the purposes of this section, "objects of cultural significance" and "traditional tribal regalia" include an eagle feather or eagle plume. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Emergency

This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.