90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2434
   [ Home ]   [ Back ]   [ Legislation ]
Please enter a bill number.

 Full Text  Bill Status
House Sponsors:

Short description: 
SCH CD-STUDENT PUBLICATIONS                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  School  Code.   Provides  that  public  high  school      
   students have the right to exercise freedom  of  the  press  and  that      
   expressions  contained  in  a high school newspaper are not subject to      
   prior restraint except for expressions that are libelous,  obscene  or      
   harmful  to  minors, constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy, or      
   incite  students  to  imminent  lawless  action.   Provides  that  the      
   governing board of a school district  that  publishes  a  high  school      
   newspaper  shall  adopt  a student freedom of expression policy.  Adds      
   provisions relative to the responsibility of student editors  of  high      
   school  newspapers  and of journalism advisors.  Authorizes injunctive      
   or declaratory relief  actions  to  enforce  rights  provided  by  the      
   amendatory  Act,  provides  that  school districts are not required to      
   have  a  student  newspaper  and  are  not  prohibited  from  adopting      
   otherwise valid rules  relating  to  certain  oral  or  other  written      
   student materials, and adds a severability clause.                          
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


 Full Text  Bill Status