🔞 West Virginia HB 5272

Issue: Age Verification

Latest Action: Died at end of 2024 legislative session on March 9, 2024

Age verification mandate. Relevant features:

  • Enforcement:
    • private lawsuits
    • civil fines of “not less than $25,000 for each violation…in addition to any other damages that may have been incurred”
  • Age verification mechanisms allowed:
    • digitized identification card
    • verification through an independent, third-party age verification service that compares the personal information entered by the individual who is seeking access to the material that is available from a commercially available database, or aggregate of databases, that is regularly used by government agencies and businesses for the purpose of age and identity verification
    • any commercially reasonable method that relies on public or private transactional data
  • Empowers the Department of Human Services to propose the rules for implementation.

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

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