Update: Florida passes legislation for age verification

Florida age verification

26 March 2024, Florida Governor Ron De Santis has signed into law, legislation that requires pornography websites and others hosting content “harmful to minors” to provide online age verification.

In January 2024, Florida’s lower chamber voted unanimously for legislation (HB 3) that pushes publishers to perform reasonable age verification. Right now, most sites simply ask users to press a button verifying they are of age.

No lawmakers argued against the bill on the floor, and the bill passed on a 119-0 vote. 

A similar bill (SB 1792) has been filed in the Senate by Sen. Erin Grall, a Fort Pierce Republican, but has yet to be heard on a Senate Judiciary Committee agenda.

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