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

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103695D  pdf
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104831D-H1  pdf
02/15/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105353D-S1  pdf
02/25/17  House: Conference substitute printed 17105858D-H2  pdf
03/07/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1941ER)  pdf
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103695D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/25/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 3-N)
02/03/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 7-N)
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104831D-H1
02/04/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Read second time
02/06/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104831D-H1
02/06/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1941H1
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (74-Y 23-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105353D-S1
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/20/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105353D-S1
02/20/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1941S1
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 17105353D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/23/17  House: House acceded to request
02/23/17  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/23/17  House: Delegates: Kilgore, Minchew, Bell, John J.
02/23/17  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/17  Senate: Senators: Obenshain, Petersen, Sturtevant
02/25/17  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/25/17  House: Conference substitute printed 17105858D-H2
02/25/17  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/17  House: Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/17  House: Enrolled
03/07/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1941ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)