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HB258  Higher educational institutions; restrictions on student speech; limitations. (Lingamfelter)
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Summary as Introduced:

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Restrictions on student speech at institutions of higher education; limitations. Prohibits public institutions of higher education from imposing restrictions on the time, place, and manner of student speech that occurs in the outdoor areas of the institution's campus and is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution unless the restrictions (i) are reasonable, (ii) are justified without reference to the content of the regulated speech, (iii) are narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest, and (iv) leave open ample alternative channels for communication of the information.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
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Committee/Subcommitte: ---SEH Higher Education #4

 

Full Text of Bill:
14100092D
HOUSE BILL NO. 258
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 30, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 23 a section numbered 23-9.2:13, relating to restrictions on student speech by public institutions of higher education.
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Patron-- Lingamfelter
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 23 a section numbered 23-9.2:13 as follows:

§ 23-9.2:13. Restrictions on student speech; limitations.

Public institutions of higher education shall not impose restrictions on the time, place, and manner of student speech that (i) occurs in the outdoor areas of the institution's campus and (ii) is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution unless the restrictions (a) are reasonable, (b) are justified without reference to the content of the regulated speech, (c) are narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest, and (d) leave open ample alternative channels for communication of the information.

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