Arizona SB 1503
Requires that anyone who posts content to a website that "contains a substantial portion of
explicit sexual material material harmful to minors" verify the age of that website's users via government-issued identification any commercially reasonable age verification method.
- 2/21/23: FSC explains that bill is written so broadly that it could require an ID to watch movies on Netflix if they contain nudity.
- 3/2/23: AZ Senate overhauled bill
- changed covered material from sexually explicit to harmful to minors
- changed acceptable age verification method
- added an enforcement mechanism (civil liability)
- 4/10/23: the bill failed a House vote due to concerns about its unconstitutionality. They will reconsider the bill within 14 days.
Latest Action: Failed House vote on April 10, 2023
Deadline: May 17, 2023
Passed First Committee
Passed First Chamber
Passed Both Committees
Passed Both Chambers
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