Current Legislation

SB 1378/1260 – Schools, technology, Internet safety, policies

These companion bills were introduced as a result of Media Literacy Now’s advocacy; they are based on our national model bill.

SB 1378
Introduced by Senator Montenegro
An act amending Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding Section 15-249.07; relating to the Department of Education.
Digital citizenship and media literacy; best practices; advisory committee; local implementation…

Introduced by Senator Bradley
An act amending Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding Section 15-254; relating to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Digital media literacy; report; advisory committee; annual review; definition…

Your input to your State Legislators can help make a difference.  Don’t delay; give your input today!
  • Find your State Legislators’ contact info here

    Search for your State Representative in the House of Representatives and your State Senator in the State Senate

  • Write an Email

    to both your State Representative and your State Senator or call them and ask them to support the bills that promote Media Literacy–be sure to use specific bill numbers as listed on our Current Legislation page.

    Include your name and address to identify that you are their constituent, and preferably your email and phone number.

    Use your own language, or see language we can suggest below:

    Dear _____: I believe that understanding media is a critical skill for students as the citizens of the future, as media is the predominant information provider of our times and young people need skills to navigate the world of media safely and responsibly.  I ask you to support bills that provide for Media Literacy education, including _______ (bill numbers).


    Your Name, Address
    (email and phone)

  • Let Us Know

    about your outreach and THANK YOU–you are helping create a more media literate world!

    Contact your local MLN Chapter Leader:

    Mark Bordine

SB 1378
January 31, 2017 – Senate First Reading
February 01, 2017 – Senate Second Reading

January 25, 2017 – Senate First Reading
January 26, 2017 – Senate Second Reading

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