Immunity of persons; statements regarding matters of public concern or made at a public hearing. (SB375)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Immunity of persons; statements regarding matters of public concern or made at a public hearing; special plea to dismiss; stay of discovery. Provides that a person claiming immunity from certain claims for making statements at a public hearing or regarding matters of public concern may file a special plea to dismiss the underlying claim. The bill further provides that, upon the filing of such a plea, discovery related to such underlying claim shall be stayed pending the entry of an order adjudicating the plea. Read the Bill »

Status

02/14/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102358D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/24/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Civil Law
01/24/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/10/2020Committee substitute printed 20107641D-S1
02/10/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107641D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB375S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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