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 Bill Status of HB2186  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Adam M. Niemerg and Chris Miller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Free Speech Protection Act. Provides that a person who has received permission to place a sign or display on State-supported property has the right to exercise freedom of speech. Provides that the Act does not authorize or protect a sign or display that: is libelous, slanderous, or obscene; constitutes an unwarranted invasion of privacy; violates federal or State law; a reasonable person would understand as intended to denigrate or hold up to ridicule the beliefs of a religion, including, but not limited to, the display of a recognized or altered version of a symbol of a religion in such a manner; or incites others to commit an unlawful act, or to materially and substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the State-supported property in question. Provides that no State agency, official, or employee shall be held liable in any civil or criminal action for any expression made through a sign or display. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Adam M. Niemerg
  2/7/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller

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