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March 11, 2019      4:28 PM

Senate State Affairs Hears Testimony on University Free Speech

Chair Huffman says that if “we feel offended by what someone else says, that's just too bad in my book…we need to hear what other people have to say.”

In the Senate State Affairs Committee, Chaired by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, lawmakers today heard testimony on Senate Bill 18 regarding freedom of expression at Texas higher education institutions. This has been commonly referred to as the “Campus Free Speech Bill,” mostly championed by conservative groups.

“The institution may only consider content and viewpoint neutral criteria, related to the needs of the event, the institution may not consider the anticipated controversy of the event. In regards to campus free speech policy,” said Senator Huffman.

By Andrew Turner

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