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 Bill Status of HB3660  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ryan Spain

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Right to Speak Your Truth Act. Prohibits a person accused of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment from using a defamation action to silence, or retaliate against, the accusing person, staff, or third party reporting the forms of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Provides that defamation claims, where an accuser is publicly named by a person, staff, or third person reporting alleged sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, shall be reserved for cases where cited documentation and evidence can establish within the initial court filing one or more of the following: (1) the claimed act in the reported accusation was a factual impossibility for the accused to have perpetrated; (2) the accuser has been impeached in a courtroom proceeding regarding the same alleged facts as in the present reported accusation; (3) the accuser has publicly made contrary statements involving relevant, material facts regarding the present reported incident; or (4) the accuser has publicly stated that the present reported incident did not occur.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ryan Spain
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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