(NewsReady.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been on a mission lately to push back against harmful Democratic ideals and policies. Most recently, he took on political biases in universities.
On Wednesday, June 23, the governor signed HB 233 into law in the state. The new law allows students to record their college professors for “their own personal educational use” or to use “as evidence in, or in preparation for, a criminal or civil proceeding.” Students who want to record their professors will still have to ask them if it’s okay before they start doing it. They can then use those recordings to sue if they believe their professors are being biased.
Honored to stand with @RonDeSantisFL, @ChrisSprowls, @isayray as the Gov signed my bill into law. HB 233 will assess intellectual freedom & viewpoint diversity on our college campuses to ensure they truly are a “marketplace of ideas.” pic.twitter.com/9g7rl1AzCY
— SpencerRoach (@SpencerRoachFL) June 22, 2021
DeSantis also signed HB 5 and SB 1108 into law. In a statement, he said he was proud to sign the legislation to “prioritize civics education” in Florida schools. He pointed out that only “two in five Americans” know the three branches of government, and it’s clear students need a better civics education.
University of Florida student Ophelie Jacobson said HB 233 will “provide transparency to taxpayers” in the state. She thanked the governor for helping to make “intellectual diversity” comeback in the Sunshine State.
HB 233 will go into effect on July 1.
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