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HB 1367: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

GENERAL BILL by Pafford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jenne ; Randolph

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation; Revises legislative intent; expands prohibition against filing of SLAPP suits to private individuals & businesses as well as governmental entities; authorizes special motion to dismiss, motion for judgment on pleadings, & motion for summary judgment for expedited disposition of SLAPP suits; shifts burden of proof; provides immunity from civil liability for acts in furtherance of constitutional right to petition; provides for award of attorney fees & court costs & additional damages; limits punitive & other damages.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 House • Filed
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 135
1/12/2012 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 215
3/9/2012 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee