CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia State Senate on Wednesday would require public schools to display the official U.S. motto, “In God We Trust” within each building.
Senate Bill 152, introduced by Senator Mike Azinger (R-Wood), would require all public elementary and secondary schools, along with state institutions of higher education to display “In God We Trust” within “each” building.
According to the language of the bill, schools must display in a conspicuous place in each building of the school or institution a “durable poster or framed copy” of the United States national motto.
The poster or framed copy may be donated for display at the school or institution, it can also be purchased from private donations and made available to the school or institution.
It must contain a representation of the United States flag centered under the national motto and a representation of the state flag.
The bill was not referred to a committee and was instead read a first time on the Senate floor. It is currently on second reading and will face a full Senate vote on third reading.