Summary of the Truly Agreed Version of the Bill


This bill grants early consideration of a motion to dismiss,
motion for judgment on the pleadings, or motion for summary
judgment in any action seeking monetary damages against a person
for conduct or speech made in connection with a public hearing or
meeting.  All pending discovery will be suspended until there is
a final decision on the motion.  If the right to an early
consideration of a motion is used as an affirmative defense and
the court grants a motion to dismiss on those grounds, reasonable
attorney fees and costs incurred by the moving party will be
awarded.  If the court finds the motion to dismiss or motion for
summary judgment is frivolous, the court will award attorney fees
and costs to the prevailing party.

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Missouri House of Representatives
92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:16 am