About the bill
The SPEAK FREE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2304) is a bipartisan Act of Congress that was introduced on May 13, 2015, designed to serve as federal anti-SLAPP legislation, to protect free speech in practice. Its title is an acronym (S.P.E.A.K. F.R.E.E.) that stands for "Securing Participation, Engagement, and Knowledge Freedom by Reducing Egregious Efforts Act of 2015".
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 13, 2015
Length: 14 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on May 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
32 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Protect Free Speech”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2016
May 13, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.R. 2304 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2304. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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