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CS/CS/HB 233: Postsecondary Education

GENERAL BILL by Education and Employment Committee ; Post-Secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Subcommittee ; Roach ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Byrd ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Gregory ; Leek ; McClain ; Sabatini

Postsecondary Education; Prohibits State Board of Education and BOG from shielding students, staff, and faculty from certain speech; requires State Board of Education to conduct annual assessment on intellectual freedom & viewpoint diversity; creates a cause of action for recording or publication of certain video or audio recordings; revises provisions related to protected expressive activity, university student governments, & codes of conduct.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 6/23/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-159
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/13/2021 House • Filed
1/22/2021 House • Referred to Post-Secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Subcommittee; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education and Employment Committee
2/10/2021 House • PCS added to Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee agenda
2/17/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
2/19/2021 House • Reported out of Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
2/23/2021 House • Original reference removed: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Education & Employment Committee
• Now in Education & Employment Committee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/8/2021 House • Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda
3/10/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee
• Reported out of Education & Employment Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
3/11/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/18/2021)
3/18/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 77, NAYS 42
3/25/2021 Senate • In Messages
3/25/2021 House • Message sent to senate
3/30/2021 Senate • Referred to Appropriations -SJ 333
• Received -SJ 333
4/1/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 338
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 264 -SJ 339
• Read 2nd time -SJ 339
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/7/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 368
• CS passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 15 -SJ 368
• Immediately certified -SJ 378
4/7/2021 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
6/11/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/22/2021 • Approved by Governor
6/23/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-159