To : Neal Feldman Subj: Georgia Law NF->Which means, I guess, that if I were a child ther
From: Jim Giddens Posted: 23 Sep 94 13:37
To : Neal Feldman
Subj: Georgia Law
NF->Which means, I guess, that if I were a child there and I chose to hum,
NF->sing, or so whatever during that period, I must be allowed to do so, eh?
The author of the act, David Scott, appeared for an on-air interview at
an Atlanta news station recently. The interviewer said, "So what you've
done is made it illegal to speak for 60 seconds?" Scott said no, that
he isn't illegal. The interviewer said, "Well, I'm sure Mr. Bown will
be glad to hear from the author of the bill that he's not breaking the
law." Scott felt as though he would clarify his position by reading
the law, a copy of which he had in his hand, to the interviewer. He
read aloud, "...the teacher in charge shall...conduct a brief period of
quiet reflection for not more than 60 seconds with the participation of
all the pupils therein assembled." The interviewer repeated, "So. You've
made it illegal to speak for 60 seconds." Scott was stumped; he didn't
say a word for about 5 seconds. The look on his face seemed to say,
"Well, I didn't realize I was doing *that*." But he closed by saying,
"It depends on the interpretation." and left it at that.
I believe the news station was channel 46 (WGNX); I could be wrong.
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