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 Bill Status of HB4145  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  STOP SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

House Sponsors
Rep. Chris Miller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/14/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Chris Miller

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Stop Social Media Censorship Act. Provides that the owner or operator of a social media website that censors or deletes a user's religious or political speech is subject to a private right of action by certain social media website users in this State. Authorizes the recovery of actual damages, statutory damages, and punitive damages. Provides for the award of reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Prohibits a social media website from using alleged hate speech as a defense. Authorizes the Attorney General to bring an action on behalf of social media website users. Defines terms. Effective July 1, 2021.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  9/14/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Chris Miller

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