House Bill 539

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Last Action 02/22/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to social media Web sites and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1543
Sponsor N. Kirk-McCormick
Summary of Original Version Create a new sections of KRS Chapter 411 to establish that the owner or operator of a social media Web site is subject to a private cause of action by a social media Web site user in this state under specified conditions; establish entitlement to damages, including the award of reasonable attorney fees and costs; specify that a user's hate speech shall not constitute a basis for justification or defense; authorize the Attorney General to bring an action on behalf of a social media Web site user; establish a violation under deceptive trade practices; provide exceptions for deletion or censoring of certain types of speech; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Constitutional rights, protection from censorship
Civil Actions - Censorship, social media, establishment
Constitution, Ky. - Speech and expression, social media, cause of action for censorship
Constitution, U.S. - Speech and expression, social media, cause of action for censorship

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02/22/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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