|02/21/23: to State Government (H)
|AN ACT relating to constitutional freedoms at public postsecondary education institutions.
|Bill Request Number
|S. Maddox, K. Bratcher, E. Callaway, R. Dotson, D. Hale, M. Hart, J. Hodgson, M. Lockett, C. Massaroni, F. Rabourn, S. Rawlings
|Summary of Original Version
|Amend KRS 164.348 to define "institution," "public," and "staff"; require an institution to adopt a policy to not restrict off-campus speech; extend free speech protections to the public; provide that student religious and political organizations shall be afforded equal access to facilities; provide that authority vested with a student organization to distribute student organization funding shall be contingent on viewpoint-neutral distribution of those funds; reduce institution's authority to establish permit requirements; specify how an institution defines student-on-student harassment; waive immunity for claims brought under the Act; permit disciplinary action against a faculty member or administrator that knowingly and intentionally restricts the protected speech of another; suspend the distribution authority of a student organization that does not distribute student organization funding in accordance with the Act; prohibit retaliation against campus community members; require Council on Postsecondary Education to develop free speech instructional materials and model trainings for institutions; require institutions to present free speech instructional materials and trainings to designated individuals; require institutions to publish semiannual student organization funding reports; designate the required contents of the semiannual student organization funding report; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to limit the jurisdiction of an institution over associations, groups, or organizations not affiliated with the institutions.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Education, Higher - First Amendment, institutional policies to protect, limitation of restrictions
Universities and Colleges - First Amendment, institutional policies to protect, limitation of restrictions
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