It's the first such proposal in the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Berceau admits her bill probably won't pass; the legislature is controlled by Republicans. But hey, you can't blame a girl for trying to inject some sense into this fake debate.
The Capital Times in Madison says Berceau has riled the radical right:
Focus on the Family, the evangelical Christian advocacy group led by founder James Dobson, panned the legislation this week on its Web site.
"If you can't beat them, keep them from showing up for the game," the group opined. "That's the tack Wisconsin evolutionists and liberal lawmakers are taking in attempting to ban the study of intelligent design in public schools."
Baptist Press, the online wire service of the Southern Baptist Convention, based in Nashville, also was critical. It called the introduction of the bill by Berceau "an unprecedented political move to protect evolution."