Miscellaneous Uniform Public Expression Protection Act
UPEPA13 Misc OtherPublicExpressionProtectionAntiSLAPP
SECTION 13. TRANSITIONAL PROVISION.
This [act] applies to a civil action filed or [cause of action] asserted in a civil action on or after [the effective date of this [act]].
SECTION 14. SAVINGS CLAUSE.
This [act] does not affect a [cause of action] asserted before [the effective date of this [act]] in a civil action or a motion under [cite to the state's current anti-SLAPP law] regarding the [cause of action].]
A state should include this section if the state has an existing procedure for a special motion for expedited relief that is being repealed because this act replaces it.
SECTION 15. SEVERABILITY.
If any provision of this [act] or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this [act] which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this [act] are severable.]
Include this section only if this state lacks a general severability statute or a decision by the highest court of this state stating a general rule of severability.
SECTION 16. REPEALS; CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
Section 9 may require amendment of a state's interlocutory appeal statute or court rule.
A state may need to amend its statutes or rules of civil procedure to prevent a motion under this act from being considered a first pleading or motion that waives a defense or precludes the filing of another pleading or motion.
SECTION 17. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This [act] takes effect ....