On March 23, 2023, West Virginia became the 17th New Voices state. Read the full law now.
Washington New Voices Act (2018)
In 2018, Washington became the 14th state to sign a law protecting the rights of student journalists.
Rhode Island New Voices Act (2017)
The Student Journalists’ Freedom of Expression Act was introduced on February 16, 2017, and signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo on July 18, 2017.
Nevada New Voices Act (2017)
The Nevada New Voices legislation was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval on June 2, 2017 and became effective on October 1, 2017.
Vermont New Voices Act (2017)
Vermont New Voices legislation was incorporated into House Bill 513, which was signed into law by Governor Phil Scott on May 23, 2017.
Illinois Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act and College Campus Press Acts (2016 and 2008)
After passing the Illinois legislature with unanimous support, the Illinois New Voices Act was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on July 29, 2016.
Maryland New Voices Act (2016)
On April 26, Governor Lawrence Hogan signed Maryland's New Voices bill into law, protecting the free expression rights of high school and college journalists.
Vermont New Voices (2017)
Gov. Phil Scott signed New Voices legislation into law in Vermont inThe Vermont Statutes OnlineTitle 16 : EducationChapter 003 : State Board Of EducationSubchapter 002 : Postsecondary Schools(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 180) § 180. Student rights-Freedom of expression(a) Findings.(1) The General Assembly finds that freedom of expression and freedom of the press are fundamental… Continue reading Vermont New Voices (2017)