Campus Free Speech Statutes

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Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2017, Colorado enacted SB17-062, now Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-5-144. SB17-062 Summary SB17-062 eliminates policies that quarantine speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones,” defends the right to freely express views on freely chosen subjects throughout campus, and provides a judicial remedy for violations of expressive rights. Key Provisions Prohibits public institutions from quarantining... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2018, Florida enacted SB 4, now Fla. Stat. § 1004.097 SB 4 Summary SB 4 eliminates policies that quarantine speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones” and provides a judicial remedy for violations of expressive rights. Key Provisions Prohibits public institutions from quarantining speech with “free speech zones”; and Creates a cause of action... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2018, Georgia enacted SB 339, Ga. Code Ann. § 20-3-48,  § 20-3-48.1,  § 20-3-48.2. SB 339 Summary SB 339 prohibits institutions from quarantining student speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones” and ensures that student organizations may invite speakers to their campuses. Key Provisions Prohibits institutions from restricting student speech to “free speech zones”;... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2018, Iowa enacted SF 274, now Iowa Code Ann. § 261H.  SF 274 Summary SF 274 requires institutions to adopt policies similar to the University of Chicago’s Free Speech Policy Statement, prohibits the use of “free speech zones,” and provides protections for student organizations. Key Provisions Requires state Board of Regents and the board... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2017, Kentucky enacted SB 17, now Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.183. In 2019, Kentucky enacted HB 254, now Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 164.348, which amended the earlier bill and added new protections. SB 17 Summary SB 17 provides protections for religious and political student organizations, and prohibited public institutions of higher education... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2018, Louisiana enacted SB 364, now La. Stat. Ann. § 17:3399.31 through § 17:3399.37. SB 364 Summary SB 364 is a bill that prohibits public colleges and universities from quarantining student expression to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones” and provides protections for belief-based student organizations. Key Provisions Prohibits public institutions of higher education from... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2015, Missouri enacted SB 93, now Mo. Rev. Stat. § 173.1550.  SB 93 Summary SB 93 eliminates policies that quarantine speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones” and provides a judicial remedy for violations of expressive rights. Key Provisions Prohibits public institutions from quarantining speech with “free speech zones”; and Creates a cause of... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2019, Oklahoma enacted SB 361, now Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 2120. SB 361 Summary SB 361 is a campus free speech bill that prohibits institutions from quarantining student speech to misleadingly labeled“free speech zones,” and adopts the United States Supreme Court definition of harassment. Key Provisions Defines student-on-student harassment consistent with the... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2017, North Carolina enacted HB 527, now N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 116-300 through  116-304. HB 527 Summary HB 527 requires public institutions of higher education in The University of North Carolina System (“covered public institutions of higher education”) to adopt a policy on free expression similar to the University of Chicago Free Speech... Read more Read more


Campus Free Speech Statutes

In 2019, South Dakota enacted HB 1087, now S.D. Codified Laws § 13-53-49, § 13-53-50, § 13-53-51, § 13-53-52, § 13-53-53. HB 1087 Summary HB 1087 eliminates policies that quarantine speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones,” defends the right to freely express views on freely chosen subjects throughout campus, defends the integrity and equal... Read more Read more



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