Student journalists; freedom of speech and the press, definitions. (HB36)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public institutions of higher education; student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a 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 governing board of the institution, supported through the use of campus facilities, or produced in conjunction with a 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 institution of higher education under the direction of a student media adviser and distributed or generally made available to members of the student body. Read the Bill »

Status

02/10/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
11/19/2019Committee
11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100406D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB36)
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20104720D-H1
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB36H1)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20104720D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB36H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (86-Y 14-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (86-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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