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CS/SB 1312: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Simmons ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz ; Negron

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation; Providing that legislative intent includes the protection of specified forms of free speech; defining the phrase “free speech in connection with public issues”, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/22/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-70
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/25/2015 Senate • Filed
3/2/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 125
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 125
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/10/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/10/2015 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 193
3/12/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 193
3/16/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/19/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/17/2015 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 211
3/19/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 226
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 226
3/26/2015 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/15
4/1/2015 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/02/15
4/2/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 342
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/8/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 363
• Amendment(s) adopted (885072) -SJ 363
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 363
4/14/2015 House • In Messages
4/21/2015 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 637
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
• Received -HJ 637
4/23/2015 House • Substituted for CS/HB 1041 -HJ 755
• Read 2nd time -HJ 755
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 807
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 807
4/24/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 657
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/21/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/22/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-70