The state Senate has adopted a social media policy, making the chamber among only a few in the nation with formal guidance to lawmakers and staff on new media.
The policy urges senators to limit the use of the Senate’s social media for personal reasons during normal business hours. Content shared through social media should focus on the Legislature and current events and should be factually accurate. Messages should not include information or comments that are:
*violent, obscene, profane, hateful or racist
*personal attacks or abusive
*threatening, slanderous or defamatory
*solicitations, endorsements, or promotions of products or services of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency
*suggestive or encouragement of illegal activity
*confidential or personal
The Senate communications office will manage social media and regularly monitor content.
Senate officers and employees who fail to comply with the social media policy may face discipline.