CA Gov't Code Section 9053.5


Every person who intentionally, maliciously, with knowledge of the falsity, and with intent to defame a particular legislator, publishes or causes to be published any writing which purports to be a facsimile of an actual bill or resolution, or any part thereof, of the California Legislature, which is not an exact copy of a bill or resolution, or part thereof, which has been introduced in the Legislature, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


This section shall not apply to the print media, the electronic media, or to news services.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 9053.5’s source at ca​.gov