Senate Bill 00949 – To create an advisory council within the Department of Education relating to digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy.
Co-sponsors: Sen. Terry B. Gerratana, Sen. George S. Logan, Rep. Kim Rose, Rep. Robert Sanchez, Rep. Andrew M. Fleischmann, Rep. Joseph C. Serra.
Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) There is established a Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety and Media Literacy Advisory Council within the Department of Education. The council shall consist of teachers, librarians, representatives from parent-teacher organizations and persons with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, as appointed by the Commissioner of Education. The council shall provide recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding (1) best practices relating to instruction in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, and (2) methods of instructing students to safely, ethically, responsibly and effectively use media and technology resources.
March 1, 2017 – Senate: Referred to Joint Committee on Education.
March 27, 2017 – Senate: Filed with Legislative Commissioners’ Office.
May 25, 2017 – Senate: Senate Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 7910; Senate Passed as Amended.
June 2, 2017 – House: Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A; House Passed as Amended; Senate In Concurrence.
June 9, 2017 – Senate: Public Act 17-67.
June 16, 2017 – Senate: Transmitted to the Secretary of State; Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
June 27, 2017 – Signed by the Governor.