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Enacted Campus Free Speech Statutes – Missouri

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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 action allowing the attorney general or an aggrieved party to file a lawsuit to enforce their rights under the statute.

FIRE Commentary

Missouri Governor Signs Law Banning Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’