House Bill 224

Last Action 01/10/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to constitutional freedoms at public postsecondary education institutions.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 302
Sponsors S. Maddox, 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


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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