Enacted Campus Free Speech Statutes – Utah

In 2017, Utah enacted H.B. 54, now Utah Code Ann. § 53B-27-2.

H.B. 54 Summary

H.B. 54 eliminates policies that quarantine speech to misleadingly labeled “free speech zones.”

Key Provisions

  • Prohibits public institutions from quarantining speech with “free speech zones”; and
  • Creates a cause of action allowing the attorney general or an aggrieved party to file a lawsuit to enforce their rights under the statute.

FIRE Commentary