A bill filed in the Tennessee State House criminalizing the online posting of false business reviews has received a sponsor in the state Senate.
Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald-SD-28) filed the companion bill to HB1664, SB1832, on January 20, 2022.
A Tennessee legislator filed a bill which would criminalize the posting of false reviews about businesses on the internet.
If passed, the House Bill 1664 would classify those actions as Class B misdemeanors under the Tennessee Code. The maximum penalties for a Class B misdemeanor conviction in Tennessee are fines of up to $500, as much as 6 months in jail, or both.