RI H5550 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 18 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-07-18 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Creates the Student Journalists' Freedom of Expression Act protecting student journalists' right to exercise freedom of speech in school-sponsored media.

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Student Journalists' Freedom Of Expression Act


Roll Calls

2017-06-29 - House - Passage of amendment (Y: 69 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-06-29 - House - Passage as amended (Y: 72 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-07-18HouseSigned by Governor
2017-07-13HouseTransmitted to Governor
2017-06-30SenateSenate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
2017-06-30SenatePlaced on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
2017-06-29HouseHouse passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
2017-06-29HousePlaced on House Calendar (06/29/2017)
2017-06-29HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2017-06-29HouseScheduled for consideration (06/29/2017)
2017-04-04HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2017-03-31HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/04/2017)
2017-02-16HouseIntroduced, referred to House Judiciary


Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments