The bill creates the media literacy advisory committee (committee) within the department of education (department). The committee is responsible for creating a report for the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate regarding the committee's recommendations for implementing media literacy in elementary and secondary education.
The commissioner of education is required to appoint members to serve on the committee.
The department is required to hire a consultant to perform the research and analysis required for the report and to draft the report for the committee. The consultant is required to distribute his or her research, analysis, and drafts to the committee regularly for feedback from committee members. The committee and consultant are required to convene to discuss the draft report and make recommendations for the final report, which is to be submitted to the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)