By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star
Legislation designed to protect student journalists from censorship hit a roadblock Thursday amid criticism from some lawmakers that they’re not entitled to such protection.
House Majority Leader John Allen, R-Scottsdale, yanked SB 1384 from consideration after more than an hour of debate over its merits. Allen said he was unsure whether there were sufficient votes on the floor for approval.
He said the measure still could be resurrected. But Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, who crafted the legislation and got it approved unanimously in the Senate, will have to convince some House foes to drop their opposition, he said.