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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

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  • 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

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  • SB 1086, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/27/2023 at 10:31 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 757 (c2) Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses Civil Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died on Second Reading Calendar
    S 1780 (c1) Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 S Died in Fiscal Policy

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    770.001 Page 1 (pdf)
    770.05 Limitation of choice of venue. Page 2 (pdf)
    770.09 Page 2 (pdf)
    770.11 Page 2 (pdf)

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