WV HB2420 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-01-11 - To House Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to establish the West Virginia Public Participation Act. The bill provides additional protections to individuals and entities engaged in the exercise of the protected constitutional rights of free speech, freedom to petition, and freedom of association by allowing for the filing of a motion to dismiss in response to strategic lawsuits against public participation. The bill establishes procedures for reviewing strategic lawsuits against public participation and sets forth the applicability and limitations of the defense.

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Establishing of the West Virginia Public Participation Act



2023-01-11HouseTo House Judiciary
2023-01-11HouseIntroduced in House
2023-01-11HouseTo Judiciary
2023-01-11HouseFiled for introduction


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