Weakens state laws that have long protected journalists against frivolous lawsuits. The bill also requires journalists reveal their sources or face liability when accused of defamation. It also grants new protections to those who discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals. This brazen and blatant attack on the press is intentionally designed to chill, silence and punish the media for doing their job.
HB 991/SB 1220 - Attack on Free Press
GENERAL BILL by Andrade ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Beltran; GENERAL BILL by Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry