Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1234
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Thurston) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (101332) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 40 - 62
    5  and insert:
    7         (a) Where space has been exclusively scheduled or reserved
    8  on campus for a speaker who has an agreement with a public
    9  institution of higher education, the students, faculty, or staff
   10  of the public institution of higher education may not
   11  intentionally and materially disrupt the scheduled activity in
   12  such a substantial manner as to prevent or foreclose the speaker
   13  from expressing his or her speech.
   14         (b) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from
   15  expressing his or her protected speech rights and engaging in
   16  nonviolent, nonthreatening counter-protests.
   17         (c) Public institutions shall make reasonable, good faith
   18  efforts to ensure that First Amendment speech is protected and
   19  that scheduled activities on campus are not prevented by
   20  counter-protestors.
   21         (4) CAUSE OF ACTION.—A person whose First Amendment speech
   22  rights may have been violated at a public institution of higher
   23  education may bring a 42 U.S.C. s. 1983 suit alleging that his
   24  or her First Amendment rights have been infringed.
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   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete lines 84 - 86
   29  and insert:
   30         Delete lines 7-10
   31  and insert:
   32         activities on campus; allowing counter-protests under
   33         certain circumstances; providing for a cause of action
   34         against a public institution of higher education for
   35         violations of the act; amending s.