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SB-947 Pupil instruction: digital citizenship and media literacy.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Jackson (S)
Dodd (S)
Pupil instruction: digital citizenship and media literacy.
An act to add Section 51206.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/18/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/18/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/21/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 27. Noes 11. Page 5546.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 947 without my signature.

This bill would require the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a workgroup to develop best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship and media literacy.

The subject matter of this bill is more properly the responsibility of local school districts. Moreover, the topics covered here are already contained in our state's English Language and Social Science Frameworks or in the K-12 Model Library Standards.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.