Bill Status of HB5428  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Student Freedom of Speech Act. Contains a statement of legislative findings and intent. Provides that if a public institution of higher education in the State denies the freedom of speech of one of its students in contravention of the findings set forth in the Act, the student shall have a cause of action against that institution. Sets forth limitations. Provides that if a student prevails in an action under the Act, the institution shall reimburse the Office of the Attorney General in the amount of 3 times the legal fees incurred in the action, plus the amount of damages awarded as the court shall determine. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee