H.R. 2304: SPEAK FREE Act of 2015


May 13, 2015


Referred to Committee on May 13, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 13, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Blake Farenthold

Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 13, 2015
Length: 14 pages


11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to create a special motion to dismiss strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP suits).

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


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 ...


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May 13, 2015

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