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§ 5-526. Communications on behalf of constituents

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Immunities and Prohibited Actions--Governmental (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-526
§ 5-526. Communications on behalf of constituents
In general
(a) A member of a state legislature, including a member of the General Assembly of Maryland, who makes a communication on behalf of a constituent is not civilly liable for defamation unless the communication is false and made with knowledge of or in reckless disregard of its falsity.
Construction with privileges or immunities
(b) This section does not supersede or constitute a waiver of a member's constitutional, statutory, or common law privileges or immunities.

Credits

Added by Acts 1997, c. 558, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-526, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-526
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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