History of Student Press Rights in Illinois

1969-02-24 00:00:00

Tinker vs. Des Moines

Sumpreme Court Decision establishes the Tinker Standard for Students First Amendment Rights

1988-01-13 00:00:00

Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

Supreme Court decision restricts the rights of student journalists

1997-08-10 00:00:00

Gov. Edgar vetoes HB154

After the House and Senate in Illinois approve the Students Publication Act, the governor vetoes the bill.

2015-10-26 00:00:00

IL New Voices Committee

Illinois Journalism Education Association forms a committee to coordinate legislation for Illinois

2016-02-11 00:00:00

House Bill 5902 filed

Rep. Will Guzzardi D-Chicago sponsors Speech RIghts of Student Journalist Act

2016-02-24 00:00:00

HB5902 advances

The bill has advanced out of Rules Committee and has been assigned to Judicary-Civil committee

2016-04-06 00:00:00

HB5902 advances to House

The bills makes it out of committee and will move on to the Illinois House

2016-04-19 00:00:00

HB5902 passes IL House

The bill passes with a 114-0 vote

2016-05-31 00:00:00

HB5902 passes IL Senate

The bill passes with a 117-0 vote.

2016-06-26 00:00:00

HB5902 reaches Gov. office

2016-07-29 00:00:00

HB5902 becomes Law

Governor Rauner signs the Speech RIghts of Student Journalist Act into an Illinois state law.

History of Student Press Rights in Illinois

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