🔞 Ohio HB 295

Issue: Age Verification, Non-Consensual Intimate Imagery

Latest Action: Bill introduced on October 9, 2023

Age verification mandate. Relevant features: 

  • violators (including individual employees of a website) are subject to third degree felony charges and civil lawsuits
  • age verification mechanisms allowed: 
    • photo identification
    • public or private transactional data
  • includes an affirmative defense for sites that use the verification methods specified
  • minors using false ID are subject to fourth degree misdemeanor charges

Bill also includes prohibition on creation or dissemination of non-consensual deepfakes.

Goes into effect on the 91st day following the bill's filing with the Secretary of State for final enrollment.

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Bill Status
  • Introduced
  • Passed First Committee
  • Passed First Chamber
  • Passed Both Committees
  • Passed Both Chambers
  • Enacted

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