The measure was approved on a 72-1 vote on Aug. 22 and will be added to the Education Code.
According to the act, subsequent to its amendment on June 21, existing law prohibits UC Regents, CSU Trustees and the governing board of a community college district from creating or enforcing rules that subject students to disciplinary action based solely on speech or communication that is protected by United States and California Constitutional rights.
The bill was drafted for purposes of promoting peaceful campus demonstrations, according to Block. However, it does not apply to the University of California.
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