Arizona Legislation

Arizona Legislation2018-12-20T16:16:03+00:00

Recent Legislation

Senate Bill 1378 / Senate Bill 1260 – Schools, technology, Internet safety, policies.

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

AZ Senate Bill 1378
Introduced by Senator Montenegro.
This act would have required the Department of Education to identify best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy, and to report on strategies to implement them statewide.

The best practices and recommendations would have included instruction providing guidance about thoughtful, safe and strategic uses of online and other media resources, and education on how to apply critical-thinking skills when consuming and producing media in any form.

AZ Senate Bill 1260
Introduced by Senator Bradley.
This act would have required the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy.

This instruction would provide guidance about the thoughtful, safe and strategic uses of online and other media resources, and education on how to apply critical-thinking skills when consuming and producing media.

AZ Senate Bill 1378  |  2017  |  53rd Legislature – First Regular Session
Jan 31, 2017 – Senate First Reading.
Feb 01, 2017 – Senate Second Reading.
Final Disposition:    Held in Committees.

AZ Senate Bill 1260  |  2017  |  53rd Legislature – First Regular Session
Jan 25, 2017 – Senate First Reading.
Jan 26, 2017 – Senate Second Reading.
Final Disposition:    Held in Committees.

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