SB 1413 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 HB 1941.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103698D  pdf
02/01/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105092D-S1  pdf
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105470D-H1  pdf
02/25/17  Senate: Conference substitute printed 17105897D-S2  pdf
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1413ER)  pdf
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103698D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105092D-S1
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105092D-S1
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1413S1
02/07/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/09/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/17  House: Read first time
02/09/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/13/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 1-N)
02/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 4-N)
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105470D-H1
02/21/17  House: Read second time
02/22/17  House: Read third time
02/22/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105470D-H1
02/22/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1413H1
02/22/17  House: Passed House with substitute (77-Y 20-N)
02/22/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 20-N)
02/23/17  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N)
02/23/17  House: House insisted on substitute
02/23/17  House: House requested conference committee
02/23/17  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/17  Senate: Senators: Obenshain, Petersen, Sturtevant
02/23/17  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/23/17  House: Delegates: Kilgore, Minchew, Bell, John J.
02/25/17  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/25/17  Senate: Conference substitute printed 17105897D-S2
02/25/17  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/17  House: Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/25/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1413ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: 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 597 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)