Montana's antiscience bill tabled in committee

Glacier National Park, Montana.

Montana's Senate Bill 235, which would have crippled science education in the state by excluding anything but "scientific fact" from curriculum and instruction, was tabled by the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee on a 11-0 vote on February 13, 2023.

Among those voting to table the bill was its sponsor, Daniel Emrich (R-District 11), who earlier offered to amend the bill, according to the Daily Montanan (February 13, 2023). He reportedly described the bill as "confusing in its simplicity."

The vote was taken a week after the bill received a hearing in the committee, at which only one person testified for the bill while a host of students, teachers, and representatives of educational organizations testified against it, as NCSE previously reported.

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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.