Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski D- on March 15, 2007
To prohibit public school officials from imposing prior restraint (censorship) on a student publication unless the content is obscene, defamatory, constitutes advertising for a product illegal for minors, or represents a clear and present danger (based on specific facts) of an unlawful act or a school disruption. The bill also would require schools to appoint a faculty advisor to student publications, prohibit disciplining a faculty advisor for refusing to censor, and provide civil immunity to school board members, administrators, and faculty advisors for any expression made by a student in the publication. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 15, 2007