83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1759, Chapter 950 Page: 1 of 10
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CHAPTER 950 H.B. No. 1759
1 AN ACT
2 relating to a correction, clarification, or retraction of incorrect
3 information published.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Chapter 73, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
6 amended by designating Sections 73.001 through 73.006 as Subchapter
7 A and adding a subchapter heading to read as follows:
8 SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
9 SECTION 2. Chapter 73, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
10 amended by adding Subchapter B to read as follows:
11 SUBCHAPTER B. CORRECTION, CLARIFICATION, OR RETRACTION BY
13 Sec. 73.051. SHORT TITLE. This subchapter may be cited as
14 the Defamation Mitigation Act. This subchapter shall be liberally
16 Sec. 73.052. PURPOSE. The purpose of this subchapter is to
17 provide a method for a person who has been defamed by a publication
18 or broadcast to mitigate any perceived damage or injury.
19 Sec. 73.053. DEFINITION. In this subchapter, "person"
20 means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust,
21 partnership, association, joint venture, or other legal or
22 commercial entity. The term does not include a government or
23 governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality.
24 Sec. 73.054. APPLICABILITY. (a) This subchapter applies
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1759, Chapter 950, legislative document, June 14, 2013; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth438584/m1/1/: accessed May 16, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.