Division of the Budget Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436 900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 email@example.com Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor
March 4, 2021
The Honorable Fred Patton, Chairperson House Committee on Judiciary Statehouse, Room 519C-N Topeka, Kansas 66612 Dear Representative Patton: SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2285 by Representative Garber In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2285 is respectfully submitted to your committee. HB 2285 would create the Campus Free Speech Act requiring the governing body of each Kansas public postsecondary educational institution to adopt a policy of free expression, establish a committee on free expression, and provide a cause of action for violations of the Act. The committee would be established by the governing board and consist of at least 15 members who would submit a report to the governing board, Governor, and Legislature. The report would include a description of barriers or disruptions to free expression, administrative handling and discipline, and any assessments and recommendations. The Kansas Board of Regents indicates the enactment of HB 2285 would have an effect on the Board of Regents office, state universities, Washburn University, community colleges, and technical colleges, but any costs could be absorbed within existing resources.