Current Legislation

House Bill 4673 – Integration Of Critical Thinking And Media Literacy Skills In Public Schools

SC House Bill 4673
Sponsors: Rep. Seth Rose (D),  Rep. William Clyburn (D), Rep. Patricia Henegan [D], Rep. Beth Bernstein [D].

A bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 59-1-485 to provide for the integration of critical thinking and media literacy skills in public schools, to provide related requirements of the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and local school districts.

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)

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

SC House Bill 4673

Nov 20, 2019 – House – Prefiled; Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works.
Jan 14, 2020 – Introduced and read first time; Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works.