D.C. Act 24-208. Anti-SLAPP Emergency Amendment Act of 2021.

AN ACT

To amend the Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010 to clarify that the Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010 shall not apply to any claim brought by the District.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Anti-SLAPP Emergency Amendment Act of 2021".

Sec. 2. Section 6 of the Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010, effective March 31, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-351; D.C. Official Code § 16-5505), is amended as follows:

(a) The existing text is designated as subsection (a).

(b) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:

"(b)(1) This act shall not apply to any claim brought by the District.

"(2) This subsection shall apply:

"(A) As of March 31, 2011; and

"(B) To any claims pending as of the effective date of the Anti-SLAPP Emergency Amendment Act of 2021, passed on emergency basis on November 2, 2021 (Enrolled version of Bill 24-491).".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code §1-204.12(a)).

Law Information

Cites

  • D.C. Act 24-208 (PDF)
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Effective

Nov. 8, 2021

Legislative History (LIMS)