Issue: Age Verification
Latest Action: Died at the end of First Session of 2023-24 on July 31, 2023
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.
- 7/31/23: First session of the 56th AZ Legislature (2023) closed. Bills don't carry over into second session (2024)
More InfoRead the Bill: AZ SB 1503
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- Passed First Committee
- Passed First Chamber
- Passed Both Committees
- Passed Both Chambers