House Bill 2920 History
Key: Green = existing Code. Red = new code to be enacted
H. B. 2920
(By Delegates Faircloth, Tomblin, Hamilton,
Kump, Folk, J. Nelson, Miller and Howell)
[Introduced March 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-5-15b of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that the Pledge of
Allegiance said each instructional day in West Virginia public
schools shall include the phrase "one nation under God."
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-5-15b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-15b. Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Every instructional day in the public schools of this state
shall be commenced with a pledge of allegiance to the flag of the
United States to be said as follows: "I pledge allegiance to the
flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which
it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all." Pupils who do not wish to participate in this
exercise shall be excused from making such pledge.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make clear that the
Pledge of Allegiance said each instructional day in West Virginia
public schools shall include the phrase "one nation under God."
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would