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HB 1941 Immunity of persons; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party.

Introduced by: Terry G. Kilgore | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Immunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i) regarding matters of public concern to a third party or (ii) at a public hearing before the governing body of any locality or other political subdivision, or the boards, commissions, agencies, and authorities thereof, and other governing bodies of any local governmental entity. The bill further provides that the immunity does not apply to any statements made with actual or constructive knowledge that they are false, or with reckless disregard for whether they are false. This bill is identical to SB 1413.


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