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SB 1086: Defamation


Defamation; Providing proper venue in a county where defamatory material was accessed by a third party; providing that publication of certain media forms the basis of a defamation action; designating the “Protection of Public Figures from False Narratives and Defamation Law”; prohibiting journalists and media outlets from knowingly publishing or disseminating a false narrative or defamatory material about a public figure; providing an alternative standard of proof for actions where the defendant does not identify the source of the defamatory material or when the defamatory action is unrelated to a plaintiff’s status as a public figure, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/27/2023 Senate • Filed
1/4/2024 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Judiciary