The bill clarifies that the term student publication can mean a publication in written, broadcast, or online format. A student advisor is required to 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.



Current status

  • Sent to the Governor (03/23/2020)
  • Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/10/2020)
  • Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (03/04/2020)
  • Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education (02/13/20)
  • House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/13/20)
  • House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (02/06/2020)
  • Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (01/08/2020)


B. McLachlan / D. Coram

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