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2019 House Bill 4436: Require campus free speech policies
Introduced by Rep. John Reilly (R) on April 9, 2019
To require state universities and community colleges to adopt policies that “ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression.” Schools would also have to assert that students and faculty are “permitted to assemble and engage in expressive activity as long as the activity is not unlawful and does not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning” of the institution. Also, that “any person lawfully present on campus (has) the right to protest or demonstrate,” except that “protests and demonstrations that substantially and materially infringe upon the rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity” are subject to sanctions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on April 9, 2019
Reported in the House on August 29, 2019
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 29, 2019