AZ House committee passes student journalist press rights bill

During the Senate Education Committee, Senator Yee explained how she originally helped draft a bill similar to SB1384 while she was in high school.

By SoAzNewsX

A House committee has approved a proposal pushed by Republican state Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee expanding high school and college level journalists’ protections from administrative censorship for work under their school-sponsored media.

The House Committee on Education voted to advance Senate Bill 1384 on Monday. The legislation would increase First Amendment protections for student journalists at public schools, community colleges, and universities from being censored by their school’s administrations.

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