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HB20-1062

Colorado Student Free Expression Law

Concerning clarifications to the Colorado student free expression law.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill clarifies that the term "student publication" can mean a publication in written, broadcast, or online format. A student advisor is required to may encourage expression consistent with high standards of English and journalism.

The bill also adds a provision to protect public school employees from any form of retaliation resulting solely from the employee's actions to protect a student's rights of free expression or refusing to infringe on student conduct that is protected by the Colorado student free expression law or by the first amendment to the United States constitution.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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