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By Henry Netherland

Free speech bills move on to State Senate

Montana 67th Legislative Session


HELENA - Two bills sponsored by House District 92 Representative Mike Hopkins (R-Missoula) regarding freedom of expression on college campuses have passed the Montana House of Representatives and are set to move on to the Montana State Senate. If approved these would both be passed into state law.

House Bill 349 would allow campus organizations to exclude people based on their beliefs as well as prevent universities from expelling students based on their speech. It passed on third reading 67-33 Feb. 23.

According to Hopkins, this bill protects university students’ rights of assembly by al...

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