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H0175................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
LIBEL - Amends existing law to provide that the crime of libel can occur by
electronic means on the internet, electronic bulletin board, chat room,
message board or other place.
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AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block,
Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark,
Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood,
Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake,
LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer,
Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould,
Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Thayn, Trail,
Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Bedke, Snodgrass, Stevenson
Floor Sponsor - Nielsen
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 175
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE CRIME OF LIBEL; AMENDING SECTION 18-4801, IDAHO CODE, TO FUR-
3 THER DEFINE "LIBEL."
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 18-4801, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 18-4801. LIBEL DEFINED. A libel is a malicious defamation, expressed
8 either by writing, printing, or by signs or pictures, or by electronic means
9 on the internet, electronic bulletin board, chat room, message board or other
10 place, or the like, tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead, or to
11 impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue or reputation, or publish the natural
12 or alleged defects, of one who is alive, and thereby to expose him to public
13 hatred, contempt or ridicule.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This amendment includes in the matter of expression the new
electronic means of communication.
Name: Representative Pete Nielsen
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 175