Texas lawmakers pass bill allowing public schools to employ chaplains who have no state certification

(CNN) — Lawmakers in Texas’ Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow public schools to employ or accept volunteer chaplains who are not state certified.

Senate Bill 763, which passed 84-60, reads, “A school district or open-enrollment charter school may employ or accept as a volunteer a chaplain to provide support, services, and programs for students as assigned by the board of trustees of the district or the governing body of the school.”