Section Thirteen of this bill prevents school employees from searching a student's electronic device unless the school has a reasonable, individualized suspicion that the student has violated or is violating an educational policy and that the device contained evidence of that violation. During a device search, school employees also would have been prohibited from copying, sharing, or otherwise transferring student data that was unrelated to the suspected violation of school policy.

Status

Lost: bill did not pass

Session

2016

Bill number

5550

Position

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