House vote expected today on 'Winter Celebration' bill

House vote expected today on 'Winter Celebration' bill

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State Sen. Stacey Campfield is sponsor of the bill. State Sen. Stacey Campfield is sponsor of the bill.

NASHVILLE (WKRN) - A bill that would protect Christmas and other holiday celebrations will be looked at Monday in the State Legislature.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, passed the Senate with a unanimous vote last month.

As written, the bill would let schools put up displays like nativity scenes, menorahs and Christmas trees.

Sen. Campfield says he wants students and staffers to celebrate Christmas and other holidays without the fear of lawsuits.

The bill goes on to specify that the schools may use those items if the display includes a symbol of more than on religion. It also says that "a display relation to a traditional winter celebration may not include a message that encourages adherence to a specific religious belief."

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