Bill Status of HB2939  97th General Assembly

Short Description:  CAMPUS FREE SPEECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Peter Breen - Dan Brady and Thomas Morrison

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Campus Free Speech Act. Requires the governing board of each public university and community college to develop and adopt a policy on free expression; sets forth what the policy must contain. Requires the Board of Higher Education to create a Committee on Free Expression to issue an annual report. Requires public institutions of higher education to include in their freshman orientation programs a section describing to all students the policies and rules regarding free expression that are consistent with the Act. Contains provisions concerning rules, construction of the Act, permitted restrictions, and enforcement.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Peter Breen
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/3/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/9/2017HouseTo Higher Education Analysis Subcommittee
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  3/16/2017HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dan Brady
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Peter Breen
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die