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HB 7013: Technology Transparency

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Ingoglia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Byrd ; Leek ; Maggard ; Roth ; Snyder

Technology Transparency; Creates cause of action against social media platform for unlawful practices related to censoring deplatforming or shadow banning; specifies instances when private cause of action may be brought; specifies calculation of damages; specifies powers of DLA related to investigations of social media platforms; provides requirements for public contracts & economic incentives related to entities who have been convicted or held civilly liable for antitrust violations; requires DMS to maintain antitrust violator vendor list; provides procedural & legal rights for person to challenge placement on list; prohibits person on antitrust violator vendor list from receiving certain economic incentives; prohibits social media platforms from knowingly deplatforming candidate; specifies fines.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/27/2021 House - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/5/2021 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/9/2021 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Appropriations Committee
3/11/2021 House • Added to Appropriations Committee agenda
3/15/2021 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee
• Reported out of Appropriations Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
4/2/2021 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
4/6/2021 House • Favorable by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Bill released to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/15/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/20/2021)
4/20/2021 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/27/2021 House • Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)