Neville Free Speech Protection Signed Into law

Denver—Today, Senator Tim Neville's (R-Jefferson County) bill protecting campus free speech was signed into law by the governor, 

Senate bill 17-062 prohibits public colleges from restricting any students first amendment rights to free speech in a public forum unless the restrictions are reasonable, serving significant government purpose, and do not limit freedom of expression. 

Free speech includes speaking, distributing materials, or holding a sign. 

 

"Once we limit free speech to a zone, we indicate to our students that free speech does not exist anywhere beyond that zone," said Neville "That is not the message we want to send to future generations about our core values. The signing of this bipartisan bill is proof positive that though we may disagree on some issues, we all place the highest premium on  strengthening our constitutionally guaranteed rights."  

Senate Bill 62 was signed by the governor and will take effect August 9, 2017

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