A bill to protect first amendment rights of journalists and internet service providers by preventing States and the United States from allowing meritless lawsuits arising from acts in furtherance of those rights, commonly called "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" or "SLAPPs", and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
Length: 11 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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Aug 2, 2012
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S. 3493 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3493. This is the one from the 112th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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