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 institution-sponsored media, including determining the news and opinion content of institution-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 "institution-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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

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
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2020Amendments by Senator Petersen agreed to
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2020Passed Senate with amendments (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Passed Senate with amendments (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 95-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendments (32-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Hurst, Roem, Rush
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Boysko, Hashmi, Cosgrove
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109858D-H2
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 16-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 10-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Enrolled
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB36ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB36ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 947 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0947)

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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