Facebook revision passes 1st vote in Missouri Senate

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation revising a contentious new state law that limits teacher communications with students over the Internet.

The bill given initial approval Monday would repeal a law barring teachers from using websites that give "exclusive access" to students. The provision already had been temporarily blocked by a judge last month because of free-speech concerns.

The bill needs a second Senate vote before it can go to the House.

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