Kansas: New law requires adult websites verify a user’s age

A new Kansas law will require adult websites to verify a user’s age in an attempt by lawmakers to prevent children from seeing “harmful” material.

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday allowed Senate Bill 394 to become law without her signature. The bill passed 40-0 in the Senate and 92-31 in the House.

Under the new law, a commercial entity that distributes material “harmful to minors” on at least 25% of its webpages must verify the age of any person in Kansas before they can access their website. They must use either a database or age-verification technology specified by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Failure to do so can result in lawsuits by the attorney general, with civil penalties of up to $10,000 for each violation or lawsuits by the parent or legal guardian of a minor for statutory damages of no less than $50,000. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

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