Comments: IN HB1130 | 2017 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Protections for student journalists. Provides freedom of speech and freedom of press protections for grades 9 through 12 and state educational institution student journalists. Requires each school corporation and charter school to adopt a policy concerning student journalist protections. Provides that a public school or school corporation may not suppress school sponsored media unless certain conditions apply. Provides that public schools, school corporations, and state educational institutions are immune from civil liability for any injury resulting from school sponsored media produced by a student journalist except for acts or omissions that constitute gross negligence or willful, wanton, or intentional misconduct.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 10-6)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2017-04-06 - Senator Leising removed as cosponsor [HB1130 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

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