KY HB254 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 14-1)
Status: Passed on March 26 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-26 - signed by Governor (KY Acts ch.169)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 164.348 to require public postsecondary institutions to adopt policies ensuring the protection of freedom of speech and expression by students and faculty; require policies to be made available to students and faculty; create a cause of action for a violation of any policy required by the Act.

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AN ACT relating to freedom of speech at public postsecondary education institutions.


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 986 (Y: 30 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-12 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 274 (Y: 64 N: 33 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2019-03-26Housesigned by Governor (KY Acts ch.169)
2019-03-14Housedelivered to Governor
2019-03-14Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-14Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-14Housereceived in House
2019-03-14Senate3rd reading, passed 30-7
2019-03-14Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019-03-13Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
2019-03-12Senatereturned to State & Local Government (S)
2019-03-12Senate1st reading
2019-03-12Senatetaken from State & Local Government (S)
2019-03-12Senateto State & Local Government (S)
2019-03-12Senatereceived in Senate
2019-03-12Housepassed 64-33 with floor amendment (2)
2019-03-07Housefloor amendment (2) filed
2019-03-07Housereturned to the Orders of the Day
2019-03-07House3rd reading
2019-03-04Housefloor amendments (1) filed
2019-02-27Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2019
2019-02-27House2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-26Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2019-02-22Houseposted in committee
2019-02-07Houseto Education (H)
2019-02-06Houseintroduced in House


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