Every Florida school and administrative building will be required to display “In God We Trust,” according to a bill passed by the Florida House on Wednesday — the same day school shooting survivors marched on the state’s Capitol.
The bill states the phrase must be displayed in “a conspicuous place.”
State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat and sponsor of the bill, said the request could be as simple as adding “In God We Trust” to a poster.
Daniels, who also runs a ministry, referenced the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead in her closing speech on the House floor, saying students need God now more than ever.
“When we remove God,” she said, “we remove hope.”
The bill, which passed 97 to 10 in the House, has not yet been passed in the Senate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Ashley May on Twitter: @AshleyMayTweets
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