There were two media literacy bills on the governor's desk in California awaiting signature this week.
SB830 for media literacy tools and resources for educators was signed on Sept. 17th. Good news! Read the bill.
SB947 calling for an advisory committee to determine Best Practices for Media Literacy was vetoed on Sept. 18th. We are hopeful Senator Jackson will re-introduce the bill next session as we strongly support the need for Best Practices. Please voice your support for media literacy education! Read the proposed bill. Read the Veto explanation.