Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 15, 2020||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S7275
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7275 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Consumer Protection
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §394-ccc, Gen Bus L
2019-S7275 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "social media hate speech accountability act"; prohibits hate speech on internet platforms and social media networks; defines terms; provides that the provider of a social media network shall maintain an effective and transparent procedure for handling complaints about hate speech content
2019-S7275 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7275 SPONSOR: CARLUCCI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the social media hate speech accountability act PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a definition of hate speech and require social media network platforms to create a process to remove such hate speech. A fine may, be levied against the social media network if they are found to be negligent. This shall be known as the Social Media Hate Speech Accountability Act. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This act shall be known and may be cited as the "social 2 media hate speech accountability act"
2019-S7275 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7275 I N S E N A T E January 15, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the social media hate speech accountability act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "social media hate speech accountability act". § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 394- ccc to read as follows: § 394-CCC. SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS; HATE SPEECH PROHIBITED. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "HATE SPEECH" MEANS A PUBLIC EXPRESSION, EITHER VERBALLY, IN WRIT- ING OR THROUGH IMAGES, WHICH INTENTIONALLY MAKES AN INSULTING STATEMENT ABOUT A GROUP OF PERSONS BECAUSE OF RACE, ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY, RELI- GION OR BELIEFS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. (B) "INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER" MEANS ANY PERSON, BUSINESS OR ORGAN- IZATION QUALIFIED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE THAT PROVIDES INDIVID- UALS, CORPORATIONS, OR OTHER ENTITIES WITH THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET THROUGH EQUIPMENT THAT IS LOCATED IN THIS STATE. (C) "TELEMEDIA SERVICE PROVIDERS" OR "PROVIDERS" MEANS SERVICE PROVID- ERS, WHICH, FOR PROFIT-MAKING PURPOSES, OPERATE INTERNET PLATFORMS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ENABLE USERS TO SHARE ANY CONTENT WITH OTHER USERS OR TO MAKE SUCH CONTENT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT, TUMBLR AND FLICKR. 2. INTERNET PLATFORMS OFFERING JOURNALISTIC OR EDITORIAL CONTENT, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHICH LIES WITH THE SERVICE PROVIDER ITSELF, AND SUCH INTERNET PLATFORMS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ENABLE INDIVIDUAL COMMUNICATION OR THE DISSEMINATION OF SPECIFIC CONTENT SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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