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CS/SB 1780: Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Brodeur

Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses; Requiring that certain articles or broadcasts be removed from the Internet within a specified period to limit damages for defamation; providing persons in certain positions relating to newspapers with immunity for defamation if such persons exercise due care to prevent publication or utterance of such a statement; providing venue for damages for a defamation or privacy tort based on material broadcast over radio or television; providing a rebuttable presumption that a publisher of a false statement acted with actual malice in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 2/6/2024 Senate - Now in Fiscal Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2024 Senate • Filed
1/11/2024 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy
• Introduced
1/31/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2/5/2024 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 2
2/6/2024 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time
• Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice
• Remaining references corrected to Fiscal Policy
• Now in Fiscal Policy