Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 19, 2023||
referred to internet and technology
Senate Bill S6418
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6418 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6418 (ACTIVE) - Summary
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
2023-S6418 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6418 SPONSOR: MARTINS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the executive law, in relation to the regulation of social media companies and social media platforms PURPOSE: This bill is intended to make it unlawful for a minor to hold or open a social media account without parental consent and access. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends the general business law by adding a new article 9-D; referred to as the New York Social Media Regulation Act. This will add age requirements, parental consent and access to a minor's social media accounts, as well as the option to limit access for minors to these accounts. Social media companies shall verify age of existing or new NYS account holders and if a minor, confirm minor has parental or guard-
2023-S6418 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6418 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 19, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology AN ACT to amend the general business law and the executive law, in relation to the regulation of social media companies and social media platforms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 9-D to read as follows: ARTICLE 9-D NEW YORK SOCIAL MEDIA REGULATION ACT SECTION 149-C. DEFINITIONS. 149-D. AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM; PARENTAL CONSENT. 149-E. PROHIBITIONS ON DATA COLLECTION FOR CERTAIN ACCOUNTS. 149-F. PARENTAL ACCESS TO SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT. 149-G. LIMITED HOURS OF ACCESS FOR MINORS; PARENTAL ACCESS AND OPTIONS. 149-H. ENFORCEMENT. 149-I. PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION. § 149-C. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "ACCOUNT HOLDER" MEANS A PERSON WHO HAS, OR OPENS, AN ACCOUNT OR PROFILE TO USE A SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY'S PLATFORM. 2. "DIVISION" MEANS THE CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FOUR-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. 3. "EDUCATIONAL ENTITY" MEANS A PUBLIC SCHOOL, A LOCAL EDUCATION AGEN- CY, A CHARTER SCHOOL, A PRIVATE SCHOOL, A DENOMINATIONAL SCHOOL, A PARO- CHIAL SCHOOL, A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, A STATE UNIVERSITY, A CITY UNIVERSI- TY, OR A NONPROFIT PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10823-01-3 S. 6418 2
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