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2014 Senate Bill 1008: Raise bar for libel claims against politicians
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge R-Troy on July 16, 2014
To establish in statute that a candidate for public office or an elected official has the same protections against libel, slander, and defamation as he or she would have as a private individual (under current law a politician must show that a libel defendant acted “with malice”).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on July 16, 2014