House Bill 1110 – Media literacy in elementary and secondary education.
Rep. Cutter, a new legislator, reached out to MLN for help to introduce a media literacy bill. She introduced a version of one of Media Literacy Now’s model bills.
CO House Bill 1110
Sponsor: Rep. Lisa Cutter
This bill creates a media literacy advisory committee within the Department of Education. The committee reports to the education committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate regarding their recommendations for implementing media literacy in elementary and secondary education.
The commissioner of education appoints members to serve on the committee.
The Department of Education will hire a consultant to perform the research and analysis required, and to draft the report for the committee. The consultant is required to distribute his or her research, analysis, and drafts to the committee regularly for feedback from committee members. The committee and consultant are required to convene to discuss the draft report and make recommendations for the final report, which is to be submitted to the education committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
As of May 16th, 2019, this bill had passed the state House and Senate and went to the governor’s desk awaiting a signature.
Jun 3, 2019 – Signed by the Governor.