- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill written by a group of Kentucky high school students will have a tough time passing the legislature after the state Senate amended it on the final day of the session.

The bill would allow one high school student from each district to serve on a search committee for a new superintendent. Senate Republicans changed the bill so students would not be able to vote on the search committee. And they added an amendment that would guarantee students would not be discriminated against in school for their religious beliefs.

Senate Democrats blasted Republicans for amending the bill, saying it would not pass the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives. High school students from across the state rallied on the Capitol steps Monday to urge lawmakers to pass a clean bill.

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