|Public Act 099-0678|
|HB5902 Enrolled||LRB099 20463 MLM 44969 b|
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Rights of Student Journalists Act.
As used in this Act:
"School official" means a school's principal or his or her
"School-sponsored media" means any material that is
prepared, substantially written, published, or broadcast by a
student journalist at a public school, distributed or generally
made available to members of the student body, and prepared
under the direction of a student media adviser.
School-sponsored media does not include media intended for
distribution or transmission solely in the classroom in which
the media is produced.
"Student journalist" means a public high school student who
gathers, compiles, writes, edits, photographs, records, or
prepares information for dissemination in school-sponsored
"Student media adviser" means an individual employed,
appointed, or designated by a school district to supervise or
provide instruction relating to school-sponsored media.