Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1234 Ì215150lÎ215150 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: UNFAV . 02/07/2018 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education (Thurston) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (101332) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 40 - 62 5 and insert: 6 (3) SPEAKERS RESERVING CAMPUS FACILITIES.— 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. 25 26 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.