MD SB1042 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 19 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-04 - Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for certain communications; providing for a plaintiff's burden and the award of certain fees in connection with a motion to dismiss; providing for the prospective application of the Act; etc.

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Title

Civil Actions – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-04SenateHearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-02SenateRereferred to Judicial Proceedings
2020-02-19SenateFirst Reading Senate Rules

Same As/Similar To

HB379 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings

Subjects


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings12303(n/a)See Bill Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings5807(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources


Bill Comments

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