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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

Concerning motions to dismiss certain civil actions involving constitutional rights.
2019 Regular Session
Civil Law
Bill Summary

Anti Strategic lawsuit against public participation - motions to dismiss - appeal. The act establishes an expedited process for a court to follow in a civil action in which a defendant files a motion to dismiss based upon the fact that the defendant was exercising the defendant's constitutional right to petition the government or of free speech. The act also authorizes an interlocutory appeal of the granting or certain denials of the motion to dismiss.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/03/2019 Signed Act PDF
    05/16/2019 Final Act PDF
    05/03/2019 Rerevised PDF
    05/02/2019 Revised PDF
    04/27/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    04/25/2019 Engrossed PDF
    04/16/2019 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details