HB 344 Higher educational institutions, public; constitutionally protected speech, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; campus free speech; policies, materials, and reports. Requires each public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to (i) establish and include in its student handbook, on its website, and in its student orientation programs policies regarding speech that is protected under the First Amendment and the process to report incidents of disruption of such speech; (ii) develop materials on such policies and notify any employee who is responsible for the discipline or education of enrolled students of such materials; and (iii) develop, post on its website in a searchable, publicly accessible, and conspicuous manner, and submit to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than December 1 of each year a report on the institution's compliance relating to free speech on campus.

Full text:
01/04/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100379D  pdf | impact statement
01/24/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18105668D-H1  pdf
01/29/18  House: Floor substitute printed 18106245D-H2 (Toscano)  pdf | impact statement
02/22/18  Senate: Committee substitute printed 18107473D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/02/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB344ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)  pdf

Amendments:
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes

Status:
01/04/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100379D
01/04/18  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/18  House: Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/24/18  House: Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N)
01/24/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18105668D-H1
01/26/18  House: Read first time
01/29/18  House: Floor substitute printed 18106245D-H2 (Toscano)
01/29/18  House: Read second time
01/29/18  House: Passed by for the day
01/30/18  House: Passed by for the day
01/31/18  House: Passed by for the day
02/01/18  House: Read second time
02/01/18  House: Committee substitute agreed to 18105668D-H1
02/01/18  House: Substitute by Delegate Toscano withdrawn 18106245D-H2
02/01/18  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB344H1
02/02/18  House: Read third time and passed House (89-Y 8-N)
02/02/18  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 8-N)
02/05/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/18  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/18  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/18  Senate: Committee substitute printed 18107473D-S1
02/23/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/18  Senate: Read third time
02/26/18  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/26/18  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 18107473D-S1
02/26/18  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB344S1
02/26/18  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  House: Placed on Calendar
02/28/18  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107473D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/02/18  House: Enrolled
03/02/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB344ER)
03/02/18  House: Signed by Speaker
03/05/18  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/18  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/18  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/18  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)