VA SB80 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 26 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-11-26 - Referred to Committee on Education and Health
Pending: Senate Education and Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom of speech and the press in school-sponsored media, including determining the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content of school-sponsored media, regardless of whether the media is supported financially by the school board or governing board, supported through the use of school or campus facilities, or produced in conjunction with a class or course in which the student is enrolled. The bill defines "school-sponsored media" as any material that is prepared, substantially written, published, or broadcast by a student journalist at a public middle school or high school or public institution of higher education under the direction of a student media adviser and distributed or generally made available to members of the student body.

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Title

Student journalists; freedom of speech and the press.

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-11-26SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-11-26SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101479D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221203.4(n/a)See Bill Text
231401.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments

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