Bill Status of HB3194 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: SPEECH PROTECTION-GOVT/PRIVATE
Rep. Tom Weber, William E Hauter, Amy L. Grant, Brad Halbrook, David Friess, Norine K. Hammond, Michael J. Coffey, Jr., Jennifer Sanalitro and Joe C. Sosnowski
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Freedom from Government and Private Collusion Against Free Speech Act. Provides that if a State agency or employee of the State coordinates with a private company to deny the freedom of speech of a citizen of this State, the citizen shall have a cause of action against that agency or employee and private company. Sets forth limitations. Provides that if a citizen of this State prevails in an action under the Act, the State agency or employee and the private company shall reimburse the Office of the Attorney General in the amount of 3 times the legal fees incurred in the action, plus the amount of damages awarded as the court shall determine. Effective immediately.