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FL S1780

OTHERINTRODUCED

Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses

Requiring that certain articles or broadcasts be removed from the Internet within a specified period to limit damages for defamation; providing persons in certain positions relating to newspapers with immunity for defamation if such persons exercise due care to prevent publication or utterance of such a statement; providing venue for damages for a defamation or privacy tort based on material broadcast over radio or television; providing a rebuttable presumption that a publisher of a false statement acted with actual malice in certain circumstances, etc.

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An allegation that the plaintiff has discriminated against another person or group because of their race, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity constitutes defamation per se. (a) A defendant cannot prove the truth of an allegation of discrimination with respect to sexual orientation or gender identity by citing a plaintiff’s constitutionally protected religious expression or beliefs. (b) A defendant cannot prove the truth of an allegation of discrimination with respect to sexual orientation or gender identity by citing a plaintiff’s scientific beliefs. (c) A prevailing plaintiff for allegations under this subsection is, in addition to all other damages, entitled to statutory damages of at least $35,000.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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2024-02-0514:30Hearing110 Senate BuildingSenate Judiciary Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-02-06Now in Fiscal Policy
2024-02-06Remaining references corrected to Fiscal Policy
2024-02-06Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice
2024-02-06CS by Judiciary read 1st time
2024-02-06Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2024-02-05CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 2
2024-01-31On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2024-01-11Introduced
2024-01-11Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy
2024-01-05Filed