MD SB619 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future SB568
Note: Carry Over of previous SB315


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 6 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-14 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for certain communications; establishing certain standards and requirements relating to a motion to dismiss an alleged SLAPP suit; and applying the Act prospectively.

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Courts - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation



2023-02-14SenateHearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-06SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

SB619 (Carry Over) 2023-02-14 - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
HB129 (Crossfiled) 2023-03-03 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
SB315 (Carry Over) 2022-01-24 - Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

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

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