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Senate perfects a facebook fix

Date: September 12, 2011
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Senate approved a St. Louis County Senator's fix to the facebook law.
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Wrap: Senators unanimously voted yes on perfecting the facebook fix law.

Under the new bill, school districts will be required to have a policy in place by March 1st regarding communication between employees and students.

Democratic Jackson County Senator Jolie Justus said her only concern was trying to regulate technology because it changes so quickly.

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Description: "I had a couple teachers over the weekend ask me a question about 'okay, so they fix this on Monday or during special session, can I have a facebook page,' and the answer I think is I don't know."

Republican St. Louis County Senator Jane Cunningham sponsors the bill.

She says whether or not a teacher can have a facebook page will be up to school boards to decide.

The bill now moves on to the House.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

Intro: 
The Missouri Senate approved a St. Louis County Senator's fix to the facebook law which they previously passed in the spring.
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Wrap: Senators unanimously voted yes to perfect the facebook fix law.

Republican St. Louis County Senator Jane Cunningham sponsors the bill.

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Description: "These modes of communication are changing so rapidly and that's why we had the general definition in here, electronic media and other mechanisms so that it covers anything that could happen in the future."

Under the new bill, school districts are required to have a written policy regarding employee to student communication by March 1st, 2012.

The bill now moves on to the House.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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