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SB 1220: Defamation and Related Actions


Defamation and Related Actions; Specifying that the professional journalist’s privilege does not apply to defamation or related actions; specifying that the publication of an altered or unaltered photograph, video, or audio recording may form the basis of a defamation action; specifying that a defamatory allegation is made with actual malice for purposes of a defamation action under certain circumstances; providing that the negligence standard applies in a defamation action in which the defendant does not identify the source for a defamatory statement, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/22/2023 Senate - Now in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/27/2023 Senate • Filed
3/6/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules
3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
3/16/2023 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/21/23, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/21/2023 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 3
3/22/2023 Senate • Now in Rules