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Representative Nima Kulkarni

Welcomed news from the Senate Judiciary Committee which today advanced Rep. Nima Kulkarni’s bipartisan anti-SLAPP bill.

If enacted, HB 222 will prevent people from using courts, and potential threats of a lawsuit, to intimidate people who are exercising their First Amendment rights, including the right of access to information through public records laws. Co-sponsored by Kulkarni, a Democrat, and Rep. Jason Nemes, a Republican, HB 222 passed by a committee vote of 8-1 and will move to the full Senate for consideration.

Committee members lauded the years of hard work, rigorous vetting, and bipartisan effort that went into HB 222.

The Kentucky Open Government Coalition stands with the ACLU, Americans for Prosperity, the Kentucky Press Association, the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, the Pegasus Institute, the Public Participation Project, and the Uniform Law Commission in support of passage of this long overdue law in Kentucky.…

Co-sponsor Rep. Jason Nemes and John McGarvey

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