Bill Status of HB4247  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jed Davis, Kevin Schmidt, Brandun Schweizer, Tom Weber, Dan Caulkins, Nicole La Ha, Travis Weaver and Martin McLaughlin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Online Age Verification for Material Harmful to Minors Act. Requires any commercial entity that knowingly or intentionally publishes or distributes material harmful to minors on the Internet from a website that contains a substantial portion of such material to verify that any person attempting to access such material is 18 years of age or older. Provides that verification must be done through the use of (i) a commercially available database that is regularly used by businesses or governmental entities for the purpose of age and identity verification or (ii) another commercially reasonable method of age and identity verification. Provides that any commercial entity that violates the Act shall be subject to civil liability for damages resulting from a minor's access to such material harmful to a minor and reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Exempts from liability providers or users of an interactive computer service on the Internet, as defined.

DateChamber Action
  11/29/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jed Davis
  1/16/2024HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  2/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandun Schweizer
  2/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
  2/2/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicole La Ha
  2/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
  2/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin McLaughlin
  3/22/2024HouseTo Constitutional Law Subcommittee
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee