SB 729 – Public Act 95-0580

Sponsored by Senator Garrett and Representative Jakobson, Senate Bill 729 established the College Campus Press Act, which designated all student-run newspapers at state-funded colleges to be public forums, allowing them to operate without prior restraint and review. The act also clarifies what speech is attributable to student and to the campus, prohibits retaliation against student or media advisory for seeking legal redress, and establishes immunity for colleges from suits arising from most content in student papers.

Learn more about the College Campus Press Act.