HB 218 Summary
HB 218 eliminates misleadingly labeled “free speech zones.”
- Prohibits public institutions of higher education from quarantining student expression into “free speech zones”; and
- Creates a cause of action allowing a “person or student organization” to file a lawsuit to enforce their rights under the statute.
FIRE Commentary on HB 218
HB 349 Summary
HB 349 prohibits overbroad anti-harassment policies and discrimination against student organization based on their beliefs.
- Defines student-on-student harassment in a way that is consistent with the definition provided by the Supreme Court of the United States in Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education; and
- Prohibits public institutions from discriminating against student organizations based on professed viewpoint or requirements that leaders or members adhere to the organization’s sincerely held beliefs.