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Update on status of the Texas Anti-SLAPP bill

May 12, 2011

The Texas Citizen Participation Act continues to wind it’s way through the Texas Legislature.

After passing the House unanimously, the House Bill (HB 2973) has moved to the Senate, where it was referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. This is the same committee that heard the Senate companion bill, but in order for the House bill to go through the Senate, a committee hearing was required. This morning the State Affairs Committee amended HB 2973 to match CSSB 1565 and it was voted out of committee, 9-0. We expect the bill to be up for a vote before the state Senate next week.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the progress of this legislation.

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