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Colorado Student Free Expression Law

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

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

The act 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details