Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
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.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget

cc: Kelly Oliver, Board of Regents