Texas HB 1181

Mirrors Louisiana's law with additional (blatantly unconstitutional) requirements to publish the following false information on the website's "landing page" and all advertisements "in 14-point font or larger":

TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WARNING: Pornography is potentially biologically addictive, is proven to harm human brain development, desensitizes brain reward circuits, increases conditioned responses, and weakens brain function.

TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WARNING: Exposure to this content is associated with low self-esteem and body image, eating disorders, impaired brain development, and other emotional and mental illnesses.

TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WARNING: Pornography increases the demand for prostitution, child exploitation, and child pornography.

It also requires the following to be displayed in the footer of every adult website "in 14-point font or larger":

U.S. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION HELPLINE:
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
THIS HELPLINE IS A FREE, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION SERVICE (IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH) OPEN 24 HOURS PER DAY, FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FACING MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS. THE SERVICE PROVIDES REFERRAL TO LOCAL TREATMENT FACILITIES, SUPPORT GROUPS, AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS.

Expected to take effect on September 1, 2023.

Latest Action: Sent to the Governor on May 30, 2023
Deadline: May 29, 2023

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