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9D98B50731A19AA4872583EC0076E2AB Hearing Summary


Date Apr 30, 2019      
Location SCR 352

HB19-1324 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:38:35 PM  

Senator Foote explained HB 19-1324, concerning motions to dismiss certain civil actions involving constitutional rights.  He explained that strategic lawsuits against public participation, otherwise known as SLAPP suits, chill free speech and cause serious harm to defendants who are often individual citizens.

Steven Zansberg, representing the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Broadcasters Association, and Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified in favor of the bill.

Discussion followed about First Amendment rights and support for the measure.   

Senator Foote made closing remarks. 

03:54:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1324 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Rodriguez
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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