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HB 36

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 19, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2020
  • Governor

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

Abstract

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.

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.

Student journalists; freedom of speech andthe press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances,a student journalist at a public middle school or high school orpublic institution of higher education has the right to exercisefreedom of speech and the press in school-sponsored media, includingdetermining 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 throughthe use of school or campus facilities, or produced in conjunctionwith a class or course in which the student is enrolled. The billdefines "school-sponsored media" as any material that is prepared, substantially written, published, or broadcast by a student journalistat a public middle school or high school or public institution ofhigher education under the direction of a student media adviser anddistributed or generally made available to members of the studentbody.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Chris L. Hurst

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 12
Primary

Danica A. Roem

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 09, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 947 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB36ER)

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 10-N 1-A)

House

VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 16-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 16-N)

House

Conference substitute printed 20109858D-H2

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 11-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Senate insisted on amendments (32-Y 4-N)

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

House

Conferees appointed by House

House

House acceded to request

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Mar 04, 2020

House

Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 95-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

House

VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N)

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of amendments waived

Senate

Committee amendments agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendments waived

Senate

Amendments by Senator Petersen agreed to

Senate

Passed Senate with amendments (28-Y 12-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed Senate with amendments (29-Y 11-N)

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Read third time

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 5-N)

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Feb 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (86-Y 14-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (86-Y 14-N)

Feb 06, 2020

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20104720D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB36H1

House

Read second time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read first time

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB36H1)

Feb 03, 2020

House

Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 20104720D-H1

Jan 29, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB36)

Nov 19, 2019

House

Referred to Committee on Education

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100406D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB36) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB36H1) HTML
HB36H2 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB36ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0947) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB36ASE HTML
Amendment: HB36AS HTML
Amendment: HB36AC HTML

Sources

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