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As concerns arise regarding the effects of social media usage on children’s mental health, state legislators are introducing measures to protect children while using the internet and internet-based forms of communication, including social media. The legislation includes bills and resolutions that:   
Thirty states and Puerto Rico have pending legislation in 2024. 
Jurisdiction 
Bill Number 
Title 
Current Disposition 
Summary 
Alabama 
None 
 
 
 
Alaska 
H 271 
Social Media and Minors 
Pending 
Relates to social media and minors. 
Arizona 
H 2565 
Vloggers and Minors and Compensation and Trust Account 
Pending 
Relates to vloggers; relates to minors; relates to compensation; relates to trust account. 
Arkansas 
None 
 
 
 
California 
A 787 
Pupil Instruction: Digital Citizenship and Media 
Pending 
Requires, on or before specified date, the superintendent of public instruction to survey teacher librarians, principals, and technology directors to understand how they are integrating digital citizenship and media literacy education into their curriculum. Requires the superintendent to convene and consult with an advisory committee consisting of specified representatives to develop best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship and media literacy. 
California 
A 836 
Social Media Platform: First Amendment Forum 
Pending 
Declares that, notwithstanding any law, a social media platform, as defined, shall be considered a traditional First Amendment forum for those purposes, as specified. Requires a social media platform located in the state to develop a policy or mechanism to address content or communications that constitute unprotected speech, including obscenity, incitement of imminent lawless action, and true threats, or that purport to state factual information that is demonstrably false. 
California 
A 955 
Controlled Substances 
Pending 
Makes the sale of fentanyl on a social media platform in the state punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a specified period. 
California 
A 1282 
Mental Health: Impacts of Social Media 
Pending 
Requires the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to explore, among other things, the persons and populations that use social media and the negative mental health risks associated with social media and artificial intelligence. Requires the commission to report to specified policy committees of the legislature a statewide strategy to understand, communicate, and mitigate mental health risks associated with the use of social media by children and youth. 
California 
A 1800 
Controlled Substances: Social Media Companies 
Pending 
Imposes criminal liability and civil penalties on a social media company that operates a social media platform on which users offer controlled substances for sale. The bill would impose increased liability if, as a result of a sale of a controlled substance that occurred because of an offer made on a social media platform, an individual suffered an overdose or died. 
California 
S 287 
Features that Harm Child Users: Civil Penalty 
Pending 
Prohibits a social media platform from using a design, algorithm or feature that the platform knows, or which by the exercise of reasonable care should have known, causes child users, as defined to do any of certain things, including experience addiction to the social media platform. Subjects a social media platform that knowingly and willfully violates these provisions to a civil penalty and an award of litigation costs and attorney’s fees in an action brought only by certain public attorneys. 
California 
S 680 
Features that Harm Child Users: Civil Penalty 
Pending 
Relates to the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. Provides that a social media platform is not in violation if the platform instituted and maintained a program of at least quarterly audits of its designs, algorithms, and features that have the potential to cause violations, and the social media platform corrected, within a specified number of days of the completion of the audit, any design, algorithm, or feature discovered by the audit to present more than a de minimis risk of a violation. 
California 
S 764 
Social Media Platforms: Minor Users: Civil Penalties 
Pending 
Prohibits a social media platform from adopting or implementing a policy or practice related to the targeting of content to minors that prioritizes user engagement of minor users with the platform over the safety, health and well-being of the minor users if the platform knows or should know that prioritizing the user engagement of minor users with the platform over the safety, health and well-being of the minor users has caused harm to minor users or it is reasonably foreseeable that it will cause harm. 
California 
S 845 
Let Parents Choose Protection Act of 2023 
Pending 
Requires large social media platform providers to create, maintain, and make available to specified third-party safety software providers a set of third party-accessible application programming interfaces to allow a third-party safety software provider, upon authorization by a child or a parent or legal guardian of a child, to monitor a child’s online interactions, content, and account settings and initiate secure transfers of the child’s user data for these purposes. 
Colorado 
None 
 
 
 
Connecticut 
None 
 
 
 
Delaware 
None 
 
 
 
District of Columbia 
None 
 
 
 
Florida 
H 1 
Social Media Use for Minors 
Pending 
Requires social media platforms to prohibit certain minors from creating new accounts, terminate certain accounts, provide additional options for termination of such accounts, use reasonable age verification methods to verify the ages of account holders, and disclose specified policies and provide certain resources, measures, and disclaimers; authorizes the Department of Legal Affairs to bring actions for violations under the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; provides for private causes of actions. 
Florida 
H 207 
Social Media Protection for Minors 
Pending 
Requires social media platforms to disclose policies and provide resources, measures, and disclaimers; authorizes social media platforms to post compliance statements on Internet home. 
Florida 
S 454 
Protection of Minors on Social Media Platforms 
Pending 
Defines the terms account holder and social media platform; requires social media platforms to develop and implement a content moderation strategy to prevent a minor from being exposed to certain materials on the social media platform; requires social media platforms to verify the ages of users creating accounts on the platforms; requires social media platforms to provide parents or legal guardians with parental control settings that place controls on a minor child account. 
Florida 
S 1196 
Protect Our Children Act 
Pending 
Cites this act as the Protect Our Children Act; requires manufacturers of tablets or smartphones to manufacture such devices so that a filter meeting certain requirements is enabled upon activation of the device in the state; authorizes the attorney general to enforce the act; provides for damages; increases criminal penalties for adults who intentionally lure or entice, or who attempt to lure or entice, children under a specified age into a structure, dwelling or conveyance for other than a lawful purpose. 
Florida 
S 1430 
Social Media Protection for Minors 
Pending 
Requires social media platforms to disclose specified policies and provide specified resources, measures, and disclaimers, beginning on a specified date; authorizes social media platforms to post specified compliance statements on their internet home. 
Florida 
S 1788 
Age Verification for Social Media Platform Accounts 
Pending 
Requires social media platforms to prohibit certain minors from creating new accounts, use reasonable age-verification methods to verify the ages of account holders, to terminate certain accounts and provide additional options for termination of such accounts, and to disclose specified policies and provide specified resources, measures, and disclaimers; authorizes the Department of Legal Affairs to bring actions for violations under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. 
Georgia 
H 338 
Student Technology Protection Act 
Pending 
Amends the Quality Basic Education Act, to provide for the inclusion of methods for the promotion of the safe and appropriate use of technology and responsible digital citizenship in the comprehensive character education program; revises requirements for internet safety polices in public schools; requires local boards of education and governing bodies of charter schools to annually submit acceptable-use policies and technology protection measures for review by the State Board of Education. 
Georgia 
H 968 
Child Performer Empowerment and Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to regulation of employment of minors to require the establishment of blocked trust accounts for minors rendering artistic or creative services in this state; provides for definitions; provides for the commissioner of labor to investigate and determine conditions of employment of child performers prior to the commencement of such employment; provides for requirements related to blocked trust accounts for child performers. 
Georgia 
H 993 
Crimes and Offenses 
Pending 
Relates to offenses related to minors generally, to provide for the offense of grooming a minor for indecent purposes; provides for a definition; provides for a penalty; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws. 
Georgia 
S 351 
Protecting Children on Social Media Act 
Pending 
Provides for social media platform access by minors; requires local boards of education to adopt, implement, and enforce social media policies; authorizes the attorney general and the Department of Education to consult with and assist local boards of education in the development and implementation of such policies; requires social medial platforms to provide certain information to parents upon request; provides for enforcement authority of the attorney general; prohibits certain waivers. 
Guam 
None 
 
 
 
Hawaii 
H 79 
Standard Based Media Literacy Curriculum 
Pending 
Provides that when developing a standards-based curriculum and implementing it in a school or complex, at the minimum, the curriculum shall meet specified requirements; provides that school complexes shall be authorized to incorporate media literacy into standards-based curriculum as appropriate, including content that prevents the negative impacts of misinformation, disinformation, digital discrimination, and online hate speech. 
Hawaii 
S 914 
Schools Media Literacy Curriculum 
Pending 
Authorizes school complexes to incorporate media literacy in its standards-based curriculum, including content that prevents negative impacts of misinformation, disinformation, digital discrimination, and online hate speech. 
Hawaii 
S 2309 
Children Data Protections 
Pending 
Establishes the state Age-Appropriate Design Code to promote privacy protections for children and ensure that online products, services, or features that are likely to be accessed by children are designed in a manner that recognizes the distinct needs of children at different age ranges; establishes a children’s data protection working group, administratively attached to the Department of the Attorney General, to assess and develop recommendations on the best practices for the implementation. 
Idaho 
None 
 
 
 
Illinois 
H 1522 
Study Article of the School Code 
Pending 
Amends the Courses of Study Article of the School Code; provides that, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and at least once every three years thereafter, the State Board of Education shall review and submit a report to the General Assembly of recommended revisions to the internet safety education curriculum provisions to ensure the internet safety education curriculum aligns with current best practices and reflects current technology and customary uses of the internet. 
Illinois 
H 2970 
Criminal Code 
Pending 
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012; creates the offense of unlawful publication of criminal activity; provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly makes a video record or live video of a crime while the crime is being committed and transmits or uploads the video record or live video of the crime to a social media site; provides that a person who commits unlawful publication of criminal activity shall be sentenced to the same penalty as the penalty for the crime being transmitted. 
Illinois 
H 3880 
Childrens Privacy Protection and Parental Empowerment 
Pending 
Creates the Children’s Privacy Protection and Parental Empowerment Act; provides that a business that provides an online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children shall take specified actions, including completing a Data Protection Impact Assessment for any online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children. 
Illinois 
H 3943 
Social Media Content Moderation Act 
Pending 
Creates the Social Media Content Moderation Act; provides that a social media company shall post terms of service for each social media platform owned or operated by the company in a manner reasonably designed to inform all users of the social media platform of the existence and contents of the terms of service; provides that on a semiannual basis, a social media company shall submit to the attorney general a terms of service report including specified information. 
Illinois 
S 1413 
Pharmaceuticals on Social Media Act 
Pending 
Creates the Sale of Pharmaceuticals on Social Media Act; provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no individual shall sell or advertise the sale of a pharmaceutical on social media unless the individual has completed a verification process with specified requirements. 
Illinois 
S 1739 
Minor Online Data Privacy Act 
Pending 
Creates the Minor Online Data Privacy Act; contains only a short title provision. 
Illinois 
S 1784 
Child Labor Law 
Pending 
Amends the Child Labor Law; provides that a vlogger who features a minor child in a specified amount of the vlogger’s content shared on an online platform must set aside a specified amount of gross earnings on the video content in a trust account to be preserved for the benefit of the minor upon reaching the age of majority; provides for the requirements of the trust account; defines terms. 
Indiana 
H 1253 
Internet and Social Media Literacy Education 
Pending 
Relates to internet and social media literacy education; requires the Department of Education to develop curricula concerning internet and social media literacy; permits a school corporation to offer an elective course on internet and social media literacy. 
Indiana 
H 1314 
Social Media Use by Minors 
Pending 
Relates to social media use by minors; provides that a social media service may not allow a state resident who is a minor to hold an account with the social media service unless the social media service receives written consent to the minor’s use of the social media service from the minors’ parent or guardian; requires a social media service to configure the account of a registered user that the social media service knows, or reasonably should know, is, a minor. 
Indiana 
S 201 
Minor Use of Mobile Devices and Social Media 
Pending 
Relates to minor use of mobile devices and social media; requires the manufacturer of a mobile smart device that incorporates an adult content filter and that is sold in the state after specified date to configure the operating system of the mobile smart device, such that the adult content filter is enabled upon activation of the mobile smart device, and in a manner that reasonably ensures that a minor cannot disable the adult content filter. 
Indiana 
S 287 
Schools Internet Safety Curricula 
Pending 
Relates to internet safety curricula for schools; provides that a school corporation may include instruction regarding internet safety in the school corporation’s curriculum; requires the Department of Education to develop age-appropriate curricula in internet safety for use at multiple grade levels, and specifies topics that must be included in the curricula. 
Iowa 
H 526 
Social Media Users 
Pending 
Relates to social media users under the specified age; makes penalties applicable; includes applicability provisions. 
Iowa 
H 712 
Social Media Data Collection Regarding Children 
Pending 
Relates to social media data collection regarding children under 18 years of age; provides civil penalties; includes applicability provisions. 
Iowa 
H 2051 
Obscene Material 
Pending 
Relates to obscene material available on devices and imposes civil liability on entities who publish or distribute obscene material on the internet. 
Kansas 
S 222 
Online Platforms and Removal of Liability Protections 
Pending 
Relates to removing liability protections from online platforms and requiring certain wireless communication devices to have a default setting notifying parents of application downloads. 
Kentucky 
None 
 
 
 
Louisiana 
None 
 
 
 
Maine 
None 
 
 
 
Maryland 
H 603 
Online Products and Services Consumer Data Protection 
Pending 
Requires a certain entity that offers an online product reasonably likely to be accessed by children to complete a certain data protection impact assessment under certain circumstances; requires certain privacy protections for certain online products; prohibits certain data collection and sharing practices. 
Maryland 
H 672 
Website Age Verification Standards 
Pending 
Requires a website operator or other person who displays, exhibits, sells, shows, or advertises for sale obscene material to adhere to certain age verification standards. 
Maryland 
S 382 
Display of Obscene Materials to Minors 
Pending 
Requires a website operator or other person who displays, exhibits, sells, shows, or advertises for sale obscene material to adhere to certain age verification standards. 
Massachusetts 
H 80 
Internet Privacy Rights for Children 
Pending 
Relates to internet privacy rights for children. 
Massachusetts 
H 560 
Media Literacy in Schools 
Pending 
Relates to media literacy in schools. 
Massachusetts 
H 1893 
Social Media Consumer Privacy Protection 
Pending 
Relates to social media consumer privacy protection. 
Massachusetts 
H 1986 
Social Media Safety 
Pending 
Relates to the investigation by a special commission to promote safe social media use, identify best practices for social media platforms to safeguard children’s mental health, and develop guidelines for safe social media use. 
Michigan 
H 4414 
Data Security 
Pending 
Provides department to create resources concerning digital literacy and cyber safety on public website. 
Minnesota 
H 192 
Education Finance 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to education finance; promotes digital well-being education and training for the health, mental well-being, and learning of all Minnesota students as it relates to the use of digital media; appropriates money for a Minnesota-based organization that collaborates with communities to promote digital well-being. 
Minnesota 
H 1503 
Consumer Protection 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to consumer protection; prohibits certain social media algorithms that target children; prohibits from using a social media algorithm to target user-generated content at an account holder who is under the age of 18. 
Minnesota 
H 2257 
Minnesota Age-Appropriate Design Code Act 
Pending – Carryover 
Provides that a business that develops and provides online services, products, or features that children are likely to access must consider the best interests of children when designing, developing, and providing that online service, product, or feature; provides for civil penalties. 
Minnesota 
S 163 
Education Finance 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to education finance; promotes digital well-being education and training for the health, mental well-being, and learning of all Minnesota students as it relates to the use of digital media; appropriates money for a Minnesota-based organization that collaborates with communities to promote digital well-being. 
Minnesota 
S 2101 
Consumer Protection 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to consumer protection; prohibits certain social media algorithms that target children. 
Minnesota 
S 2810 
Consumer Data Privacy 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to consumer data privacy; creates the Minnesota Age-Appropriate Design Code Act; places obligations on certain businesses regarding children’s consumer information; provides for enforcement by the attorney general; provides that a business that develops and provides online services, products, or features that children are likely to access must consider the best interests of children when designing, developing, and providing that online service, product, or feature. 
Mississippi 
None 
 
 
 
Missouri 
H 1513 
Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Act 
Pending 
Establishes the Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Act. 
Missouri 
H 1998 
Child Labor Laws and Vlogging 
Pending 
Modifies provisions of child labor laws and provides additional employment requirements for children engaged in online content creation or vlogging. 
Missouri 
H 2157 
Standards To Promote Digital Safety of Minors 
Pending 
Establishes standards to promote the safety of minors using the internet and social media. 
Missouri 
S 1305 
Age Verification on Dating Sites 
Pending 
Creates new provisions relating to age verification on dating sites. 
Missouri 
S 1311 
Media Literacy and Critical Thinking 
Pending 
Establishes the Media Literacy and Critical Thinking pilot program requiring the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to select five to seven school districts to address the components of media literacy during the 2025-26 and 2026-27 school years. 
Montana 
No regular 2024 session 
 
 
 
Nebraska 
L 106 
Digital Grooming of a Vulnerable Adult 
Pending 
Creates the offense of digital grooming of a vulnerable adult and prohibits using an electronic communication device or social media to engage in certain conduct with vulnerable adults. 
Nebraska 
L 107 
Digital Grooming 
Pending 
Creates the offense of digital grooming and prohibits using an electronic communication device or social media to engage in certain conduct with minors. 
Nevada 
No regular 2024 session 
 
 
 
New Hampshire 
None 
 
 
 
New Jersey 
A 1580 
Online Gaming Platforms Human Trafficking Prevention 
Pending 
Requires the Commission on Human Trafficking to identify methods to prevent human trafficking through online gaming platforms. 
New Jersey 
A 2367 
Social Media Dangers Public Awareness Campaign 
Pending 
Establishes public awareness campaign on dangers of social media use to minors; appropriates funds. 
New Jersey 
A 2949 
Social Network Websites Offensive Communication 
Pending 
Provides penalties for sexually offensive or abusive communication through social networking websites. 
New Jersey 
A 2981 
Online Safe User Practices Instruction 
Pending 
Requires a provision of instruction on safe user practices for certain websites and mobile applications as part of State Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. 
New Jersey 
S 1142 
Cyber Harassment of Minor Criminalization 
Pending 
Broadens statute that criminalizes cyber-harassment of minor. 
New Jersey 
S 1959 
Children Data Protection Commission 
Pending 
Concerns social media privacy and data management for children and establishes the State Children’s Data Protection Commission. 
New Jersey 
S 1964 
Social Media Platforms Child User Protections 
Pending 
Prohibits social media platforms from using certain practices or features that cause child users to become addicted to platform. 
New Jersey 
S 1982 
Social Media Platform Age Verification 
Pending 
Requires age verification and parent or guardian consent for minor’s use of social media platforms; prohibits certain messaging between adults and minors; provides that the term social media platform shall not include an internet-based service or application for which interactions between users are solely related to the provision of direct messages, commercial and financial transactions, peer-to-peer payments, consumer engagement around products, product reviews, sellers, services, events, or places. 
New Mexico 
S 68 
Age-Appropriate Design Code Act 
Pending 
Relates to Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. 
New York 
A 35 
Commissioner of Education 
Pending 
Directs the commissioner of education to appoint a media literacy advisory group to study the teaching of media literacy; requires such group to survey all school districts. 
New York 
A 94 
Commissioner of Education 
Pending 
Directs the commissioner of education to appoint a media literacy advisory committee to study the teaching of media literacy; requires such committee to annually review policy on media literacy. 
New York 
A 312 
Laws Benefiting Child Performers 
Pending 
Relates to establishing protections for minors who are featured in influencer-generated content; provides that a minor under the specified age is considered engaged in work as an influencer when the specified criteria are met at any time during the previous period of a certain number of months; provides that a minor engaged in work as an influencer shall not be deemed a child performer regarding such work as an influencer. 
New York 
A 927 
Interactive Computer Service Providers 
Pending 
Prevents interactive computer service providers from knowingly or negligently promoting developed content that is dangerous or otherwise injurious to minors; assesses a civil penalty to social media networks that knowingly or negligently promote such content. 
New York 
A 936 
Parental Disclosures by Internet Platforms 
Pending 
Provides that upon request from a verified parent of a minor, an operator service who collects or maintains personal information from or about the user of or visitors to an platform or online service shall, to the extent practicable provide the verified parent with digital or physical copies of all advertisements and other content which the minor was shown by the operator on the operator’s platform that were shown solely based on the minor’s identifiers. 
New York 
A 1108 
Interactive Computer Service Providers 
Pending 
Prohibits interactive computer service providers from knowingly promoting content to a targeted user and with the intention of developing the content, cause the user extreme emotional harm, physical injury or financial injury. 
New York 
A 1695 
Set of Media Literacy Standards for Students 
Pending 
Creates a set of media literacy standards for students in grades kindergarten through 12 which focuses on internet safety, civility and digital citizenship. 
New York 
A 1942 
Knowing and Reckless Promotion of False Material 
Pending 
Prohibits the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material; provides remedies for the violation of such prohibition. 
New York 
A 4967 
Child Data Privacy Protection Act 
Pending 
Amends the General Business Law; enacts the state child data privacy protection act to prevent the exploitation of children’s data; requires data controllers to assess the impact of its products on children for review by the Bureau of Internet and Technology; bans certain data collection and targeted advertising. 
New York 
A 5505 
State Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking 
Pending 
Directs the New York state Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking to investigate connections between social media and human trafficking. 
New York 
A 6789 
Social Media Companies Terms of Service 
Pending 
Provides that a social media company shall post terms of service for each social media platform owned or operated by the company in a manner reasonably designed to inform all users of the social media platform of the existence and contents of the terms of service; provides that the terms of service shall include specified information; provides that a social media company shall electronically submit a semiannual terms of service report to the attorney general. 
New York 
A 8101 
Social Media Networks 
Pending 
Requires social media networks to use a third-party vendor to verify the age of new and existing social media account holders. 
New York 
A 8148 
Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation for Kids Act 
Pending 
Establishes the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act prohibiting the provision of addictive feeds to minors by addictive social media platforms; establishes remedies and penalties. 
New York 
A 8314 
Online Products Targeted Towards Children 
Pending 
Requires online products targeted towards children provide features to protect child users including providing screen time controls, prohibiting the promotion of harmful or illegal activities; removes features which inappropriately amplify the level of engagement a child user has with the online product. 
New York 
S 577 
Promotion of Unlawful or False Material 
Pending 
Prohibits the knowing and reckless promotion of unlawful or false material; provides remedies for the violation of such prohibition. 
New York 
S 895 
Social Media Companies 
Pending 
Requires social media companies to post terms of service for each social media platform owned or operated by the company in a manner reasonably designed to inform all users of the social media platform of the existence and contents of the terms of service; requires social media companies to submit to the attorney general certain terms of service reports; provides remedies for violations. 
New York 
S 1433 
Social Media Monitoring Safety Act 
Pending 
Enacts the “Social Media Monitoring Safety Act” to provide data analytic resources and funding to every school district to facilitate the monitoring of social media activities to provide early-detection information of possible threats to a student’s health and the safety of the school; makes an appropriation therefor. 
New York 
S 2319 
Interactive Computer Service Providers 
Pending 
Prevents interactive computer service providers from knowingly or negligently promoting developed content that is dangerous or otherwise injurious to minors; assesses a civil penalty to social media networks that knowingly or negligently promote such content. 
New York 
S 2324 
Parental Disclosures by Internet Platforms 
Pending 
Discloses to a parent the personal information and content about a minor collected by an operator of an internet platform when a parent requests such information. 
New York 
S 3281 
State Child Data Privacy Protection Act 
Pending 
Enacts the New York Child Data Privacy Protection Act to prevent the exploitation of children’s data; requires data controllers to assess the impact of its products on children for review by the bureau of internet and technology; bans certain data collection and targeted advertising. 
New York 
S 4848 
Interactive Computer Service Providers 
Pending 
Prohibits interactive computer service providers from knowingly promoting content to a targeted user and with the intention of developing the content, cause the user extreme emotional harm, physical injury or financial injury. 
New York 
S 6418 
Regulation of Social Media Companies and Platforms 
Pending 
Relates to the regulation of social media companies and social media platforms; provides for age requirements for the use of social media and parental consent; prohibits certain data collection from social media accounts; limits the hours a minor can have access to social media; establishes penalties for violations. 
New York 
S 6686 
Social Media Open Application Programming 
Pending 
Relates to social media open application programming; requires social media platform to implement and maintain a standards-based application programming interface that permits third-party applications to retrieve data at no cost to be used for the user’s benefit and to provide certain information to users; requires social media companies to submit a report to the attorney general. 
New York 
S 7662 
Statewide Youth Mental Health and Social Media Campaign 
Pending 
Establishes a statewide youth mental health and social media campaign to promote public awareness of the impacts of social media usage on mental health; requires a course of study on social media usage for all students. 
New York 
S 7694 
Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation for Kids Act 
Pending 
Establishes the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act prohibiting the provision of addictive feeds to minors by addictive social media platforms; establishes remedies and penalties. 
North Carolina 
H 644 
Social Media Addiction 
Pending 
Combats social media addiction by requiring that social media platforms respect the privacy of state users’ data and not use a state minor’s data for advertising or algorithmic recommendations and makes willful violations of data user privacy an unfair practice under General Statutes. 
North Carolina 
H 773 
Let Parents Choose or Sammy’s Law of 2023 
Pending 
Enacts the Let Parents Choose Protection Act of 2023 to facilitate management of the social media interactions of children. 
North Dakota 
No regular 2024 session 
 
 
 
N. Mariana Islands 
Not available 
 
 
 
Ohio 
H 376 
Kidfluencer Protection Act 
Pending 
Requires vloggers to hold in a trust account a portion of compensation earned from any content featuring minors and to name this act the Kidfluencer Protection Act. 
Ohio 
S 202 
Underage Parental Consent 
Pending 
Requires that operators of online web sites, services, and products that target children under age 16 obtain parental consent. 
Ohio 
S 217 
AI Generated Product Watermark 
Pending 
Requires AI-generated products have a watermark, to prohibit simulated child pornography, and to prohibit identity fraud using a replica of a person. 
Oklahoma 
H 2420 
State Department of Education 
Pending – Carryover 
Directs the State Department of Education to develop best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy. 
Oklahoma 
H 3277 
Student Digital Safety and Awareness Act 
Pending 
Relates to schools; creates the Student Digital Safety and Awareness Act; directs boards of education to adopt and implement digital safety policies; lists components to address in digital safety policy; requires data privacy and protection measures and transparency in data collection; mandates schools to report annually on the digital safety policy effectiveness; directs the State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to oversee and ensure compliance with act. 
Oklahoma 
H 3914 
Reasonable Age Verification 
Pending 
Relates to social media; defines terms; requires reasonable age verification; requires parental consent; establishes certain liability for social media companies; establishes certain liability for commercial entities and third-party vendors; provides for codification; provides an effective date. 
Oklahoma 
S 988 
Consumer Protection 
Pending – Carryover 
Relates to consumer protection; relates to unlawful practices; prohibits the targeting to minors of content or messages containing obscene material; provides an effective date. 
Oklahoma 
S 1868 
Consumer Protection 
Pending 
Relates to consumer protection; prohibits any website from requiring identity verification; provides for violation; provides for codification; provides an effective date. 
Oregon 
None 
 
 
 
Pennsylvania 
H 473 
Media Literacy Education 
Pending 
Amends the act known as the Public School Code, in terms and courses of study; provides for media literacy education. 
Pennsylvania 
H 602 
Social Media Opioid Bill 
Pending 
Amends the act known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; provides for reporting requirements of interactive computer service providers; imposes penalties. 
Pennsylvania 
HR 25 
Social Media Platforms and Websites 
Pending 
Establishes a task force to study social media platforms and websites on which suicide is encouraged. 
Pennsylvania 
HR 73 
Gun Violence and The Use of Social Media 
Pending 
Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study, analyze and report on the relationship between gun violence and the use of social media. 
Pennsylvania 
S 22 
Protection of Minors on Social Media 
Pending 
Amends Title 50 Mental Health of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes; provides for protection of minors on social media; imposes penalties. 
Pennsylvania 
S 343 
Internet Safety Education Curriculum 
Pending 
Amends the act known as the Public School Code, in terms and courses of study; provides for internet safety education curriculum. 
Pennsylvania 
S 496 
Media Literacy Education 
Pending 
Amends the act known as the Public School Code, in terms and courses of study; provides for media literacy education. 
Puerto Rico 
H 262 
Cyber Privacy Protection Law 
Pending 
Creates the law for the protection of cyber privacy of our children and young people to prohibit any operator, employee or agent of an internet page classified as a social network, as defined herein, from publishing and or disclosing personal information of underage users residing in Puerto Rico, beyond the name and city where they reside, without the express consent of these and that of the father, mother or guardian with parental authority. 
Puerto Rico 
HJR 559 
Public Broadcasting 
Pending 
Relates to order the Police Bureau, the Department of Education and the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to jointly carry out a cycle of orientations to the parents or guardians of the students of the public education system and to the public in general, about the risks of uploading photos of minors on social networks. 
Puerto Rico 
S 1240 
Prevention of Mistreatment 
Pending 
Amends the law for the prevention of mistreatment, preservation of the family unit and for the safety, well-being and protection of minors; broadens the definition of negligence for provide as a type of abuse the modality in which the father, mother or responsible person exposes a minor to smart devices or electronic and communication media without taking technological, automatic or mechanical measures to prevent a minor from being controlled, manipulated, monitored and/or cyberbullied. 
Rhode Island 
None 
 
 
 
A. Samoa 
Not available 
 
 
 
South Carolina 
H 3021 
Obscenity Law 
Pending – Carryover 
Defines certain terms, prohibit the distribution of sensitive crime scene images on social media or through other similar means; provides a penalty. 
South Carolina 
H 4700 
Social Media Company Restriction to Minor Users 
Pending 
Provides definitions; provides that a social media company may not permit certain minors to be account holders; provides requirements for social media companies; provides that a social media company shall provide certain parents or guardians with certain information; provides that a social media company shall restrict social media access to minors during certain hours; provides for consumer complaints. 
South Carolina 
S 404 
Internet Based Application Prohibition 
Pending – Carryover 
Prohibits operators of internet-based applications from using automated decision systems to place content on social media platforms for users under the specified age who are residents of the state; requires operators to perform age-verification practices for certain users; establishes that a violation is an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the state unfair trade practices act, and for other purposes. 
South Dakota 
None 
 
 
 
Tennessee 
None 
 
 
 
Texas 
No regular 2024 session 
 
 
 
Utah 
H 342 
Electronic Information Privacy Amendments 
Pending 
Modifies provisions dealing with consumers’ personal information. 
Utah 
S 89 
Utah Social Media Regulation Act 
To Governor 
Changes when the provisions of the Utah Social Media Regulation Act become effective; delays the effective date for provisions of the Utah Social Media Regulation Act applicable to social media companies; provides that beginning on specified date, a social media company may not permit a state resident who is a minor to be an account holder on the social media company’s social media platform unless the state resident has the express consent of a parent or guardian. 
Vermont 
H 712 
Age-Appropriate Design Code 
Pending 
Relates to age-appropriate design code. 
Vermont 
H 797 
Social Media Platforms 
Pending 
Relates to the regulation of social media platforms for the protection of child users. 
Vermont 
S 284 
Electronic Devices 
Pending 
Relates to the use of electronic devices and digital and online products in schools. 
Virginia 
H 547 
Internet Safety Advisory Council 
Pending 
Relates to Internet Safety Advisory Council; relates to school boards; relates to internet safety education program; extends from specified date, the sunset date for the Internet Safety Advisory Council. 
Virginia 
H 562 
Commercial Entity Offering Social Media Accounts 
Pending 
Relates to a commercial entity offering social media accounts; relates to restricted hours for minors; relates to civil liability; provides that no commercial entity that offers social media accounts shall knowingly or intentionally allow a minor to access his social media account during the specified hours, unless the minor’s parent, guardian, or legal custodian has provided permission for the minor to use such social media account during these hours. 
Virginia 
H 706 
Public Secondary Schools 
Pending 
Relates to public secondary schools; relates to public institutions of higher education; relates to internet safety education required; relates to report; requires the Board of Education to develop and approve objectives for internet safety education at the middle school and high school grade levels to be required of all students in specified grades and to provide for the infusion of such objectives in the relevant Standards of Learning and in career and technical education. 
Virginia 
H 877 
Virginia Social Media Regulation Act 
Pending 
Relates to Virginia Social Media Regulation Act established; relates to penalties; establishes the Virginia Social Media Regulation Act for the purpose of prohibiting minors in state from possessing an account on any social media platform without the express consent of a parent or guardian; requires a social media company to provide a minor’s parent or guardian with access to the minor’s account and all posts and information on such account. 
Virginia 
H 1115 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to social media platforms; prohibits a person that operates a social media platform that has knowledge that a user of the social media platform is a child under the age of 18 from implementing certain practices, designs, and features of the social media platform for any interaction with such child that includes infinite scroll, auto-playing videos, push notifications, gamification, and virtual gifts. 
Virginia 
H 1161 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to social media; relates to parental consent; requires social media platforms, defined in the bill, that are subject to the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to obtain verifiable parental consent prior to permitting any minor to create an account with such social media platform and, with such account, use the social media platform; provides that the bill requires such social media platforms to give the parent or guardian. 
Virginia 
H 1468 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to enforcement by the attorney general; relates to civil penalty; permits the attorney general to prohibit TikTok from being available to known minors in the commonwealth; provides that a civil penalty of specified amount may be assessed for violations by TikTok unless such website or application could not have reasonably known or have had reason to know of such operation in the commonwealth. 
Virginia 
S 359 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to social media platforms; relates to addictive feed; prohibits a person that operates a social media platform that has knowledge that a user of the social media platform is a child under the age of 18 from using an addictive feed, defined in the bill, unless such social media platform obtains verifiable parental consent. 
Virginia 
S 361 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to protections for children; prohibits operators, defined in the bill, of websites, online services, or online or mobile applications from collecting or using the personal data of users they know are younger than the age of 18 without consent and prohibits the sale or disclosure of the personal data of such users. 
Virginia 
S 432 
Consumer Data Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to Consumer Data Protection Act; relates to protections for children; requires a controller or processor to obtain verifiable parental consent, defined in the bill, prior to registering any child with the operator’s product or service or before collecting, using, or disclosing such child’s personal data and prohibits a controller from knowingly processing the personal data of a child for purposes of targeted advertising, the sale of such personal data. 
Virginia 
S 532 
Commercial Entity Offering Social Media Accounts 
Pending 
Relates to commercial entity offering social media accounts; relates to restricted hours for minors; relates to civil liability; provides that no commercial entity that offers social media accounts, as defined in the bill, shall knowingly or intentionally allow a minor to access his social media account during the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. 
Virginia 
S 684 
Online Childrens Safety Protection Act 
Pending 
Relates to online Children’s Safety Protection Act established; relates to civil penalties; creates the Online Children’s Safety Protection Act, which requires certain duties of covered entities, defined in the bill, to protect the best interests of children who use online services, products, or features; requires any covered entity that provides an online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by a child to complete a data protection impact assessment, the details of which are described. 
U.S. Virgin Islands 
None 
 
 
 
Washington 
H 1627 
For Profit Family Vlogs and Minor Children 
Pending 
Protects the interests of minor children featured on for-profit family vlogs. 
Washington 
H 2435 
TikTok in Washington 
Pending 
Bans TikTok in Washington. 
Washington 
S 5626 
Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship 
Pending – Carryover 
Expands and enhances media literacy and digital citizenship in various school. 
West Virginia 
H 4168 
Online Privacy Protection for Minors 
Pending 
Relates to online privacy protection for minors. 
West Virginia 
H 4718 
Online Privacy Protection Laws for Children 
Pending 
Provides online privacy protection laws for children under a certain age. 
Wisconsin 
A 373 
Use of Social Media Platforms by Minors 
Pending 
Concerns use of social media platforms by minors; grants rulemaking authority; provides a penalty. 
Wisconsin 
S 385 
Use of Social Media Platforms by Minors 
Pending 
Relates to the use of social media platforms by minors; grants rulemaking authority; provides for a penalty. 
Wyoming 
None 
 
 
 

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