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Senate Bill 0225


Senate Bill 0225

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Student media. Provides that media produced primarily by students at a state educational institution are a public forum for expression by the student journalists and editors at the institution and are not subject to prior review by officials of the institution. Provides that student editors of campus media are responsible for determining the content of the media, with an exception for teaching professional standards of grammar and journalism. Prohibits a student media adviser from being disciplined or retaliated against for refusing to suppress protected free expression rights. Allows a student or student media adviser to commence a civil action to obtain appropriate injunctive and declaratory relief, and provides for the awarding of attorney's fees. Defines "campus policy", and allows for discipline for unprotected speech. Specifies that a state educational institution is immune from liability for expressions made in student media.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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