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AN ACT relating to postsecondary institutions.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to define terms; provide that a student or employee of a public postsecondary education institution shall not be penalized, discriminated against, or receive any adverse treatment due to the individual's refusal to support or endorse any divisive concept; provide that a student or employee of a public postsecondary education institution shall not be required to endorse a specific ideology or political viewpoint to be eligible for hiring, contract renewal, tenure, promotion, or graduation and prohibit an institution from inquiring into the individual's political or social viewpoints; provide that any person aggrieved by a violation of this Act has a cause of action against the institution for damages and costs of no less than $1,000 and no more than $100,000 per violation; waive sovereign, governmental, and qualified immunity; require the job duties of any individual employed in a diversity, equity, and inclusion role to include the promotion of intellectual diversity; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to infringe upon designated rights of an institution's ability to comply with state or federal law or accreditation standards; require each public postsecondary education institution to conduct a survey in 2025 and 2027 of the institution's students and employees to assess the campus climate with regard to diversity of thought and the respondents' comfort level in speaking freely on campus, regardless of political affiliation or ideology.

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2024-03-1400:00HearingAnnex Room 154House Committee On Education
2024-02-0811:00HearingAnnex Room 131Senate Committee On Education
2024-02-0810:00HearingAnnex Room 129Senate Committee On Judiciary


2024-04-12posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)
2024-03-15to Rules (S)
2024-03-15received in Senate
2024-03-15passed 68-18 with Committee Substitute (1)
2024-03-15floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) and (8) defeated
2024-03-153rd reading
2024-03-15floor amendment (9) filed to Committee Substitute
2024-03-14placed in the Orders of the Day
2024-03-14taken from Rules
2024-03-14floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8) filed to Committee Substitute
2024-03-14reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2024-03-13returned to Education (H)
2024-03-132nd reading
2024-03-13taken from Education (H)
2024-03-12returned to Education (H)
2024-03-121st reading
2024-03-12taken from Education (H)
2024-03-07to Education (H)
2024-02-14to Committee on Committees (H)
2024-02-14received in House
2024-02-13passed 26-7 with Committee Substitute (1)
2024-02-13Floor Amendment (1) defeated
2024-02-133rd reading
2024-02-12posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 13, 2024
2024-02-09floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2024-02-092nd reading, to Rules
2024-02-08reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2024-01-03to Education (S)
2024-01-02to Committee on Committees (S)
2024-01-02introduced in Senate