Campus Free Speech Statutes

Enacted Campus Free Speech Statutes – Georgia

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”;
  • Requires institutions adopt content-neutral policies for student groups and their invited speakers, including security and rental fees for facility use; and
  • Mandates the Board of Regents establish a range of disciplinary sanctions for anyone who has interfered with another’s free speech rights on campus.

FIRE Commentary