SB 983 Requires public higher education institutions to annually report on steps taken to ensure intellectual diversity
Sponsor: Purgason
LR Number: 4593S.01I Fiscal Note: 4593-01
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/24/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S132
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 983 – This act establishes the Emily Brooker Higher Education Sunshine Act, which defines "intellectual diversity" and "free exchange of ideas" for purposes of reporting requirements for public institutions of higher education. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education will require each public institution of higher education to annually report to the General Assembly on steps taken to ensure intellectual diversity and the free exchange of ideas as described in the act. The report must be distributed to the General Assembly by December 31, 2009. Each public institution of higher education must post its report on its website and ensure that students are notified of measures to promote intellectual diversity and how to report alleged violations.

This act is identical to HB 1315 (2008) and similar to HB 213 (2007).

MICHAEL RUFF