Bill Status of HB4560  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH-SPEECH/STUDENT JOURNALIST

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi and Daniel Didech

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 80/7 new
105 ILCS 80/13 new
105 ILCS 80/17 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act. Requires each school board to adopt a written policy for the right of student journalists to exercise the freedoms of speech and the press in school-sponsored media. Sets forth specific requirements for the policy. Prohibits the dismissal, suspension, discipline, reassignment, or transfer of or other retaliation against a student media adviser for (i) refusing to infringe on conduct or (ii) acting to protect a student journalist engaged in conduct that is protected under the Act or the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Sets forth provisions concerning injunctive and declaratory relief.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/14/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  1/19/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2022HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee