Harrisburg, April 25, 2017 — Focused on protecting the rights of people and organizations against frivolous lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today thanked his colleagues for their support of his legislation, Senate Bill 95, and said he looks forward to swift consideration by the House of Representatives.

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PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2016 – Eight months after the PA Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of his bill to stop deep-pocketed corporations from filing lawsuits against people or groups just to quiet them, state Sen. Larry Farnese today said he is pleased to hear that Philadelphia City Council is supporting the idea and urging the […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – A long-awaited measure that would enable the courts to decide if a lawsuit has been filed against an individual or an organization for the sole purpose of stifling free speech cleared the Senate today. State Sen. Larry Farnese’s Senate Bill 95 cleared the chamber on a 48 to 1 vote […]

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PHILADELPHIA – January 16, 2015 – With seven state Senate committee assignments and a leadership role in one of them, state Sen. Larry Farnese said today he expects to influence many bills that affect Pennsylvanians during the 2015-2016 legislative session. Fighting to eliminate frivolous lawsuits, reinstituting hate crime protections, delivering common sense gun solutions, and […]

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PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014 – People and organizations that have been quieted by ongoing, frivolous lawsuits and mounting legal expenses today urged a state Senate panel to adopt Sen. Larry Farnese’s proposal to curtail the unfair practice. Farnese’s Senate Bill 1095 would expand Pennsylvania’s limited regulations and give civic organizations, individuals and various groups the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2014 – State Sens. Larry Farnese and Stewart Greenleaf will open a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Philadelphia Bar Association on the Philadelphia Democrat’s bill to disable Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, more commonly known as SLAPPs. Farnese’s Senate Bill 1095 wouldallow individuals and community groups who […]

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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 29, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today released his letter to the Republican chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee requesting a hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 1095. The bill, which was authored by Farnese, protects organizations from Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and deters people from filing the damaging […]

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