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
Aug 2, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Aug 2, 2012
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S. 3493 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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