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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

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  • 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)

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  • HB 7013, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/5/2021 at 10:26 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Commerce Committee (Post-Meeting) 6/7/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/15/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 4/6/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7015 (c1) Public Records Commerce Committee Linked Last Action: 4/27/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7074 (Ch. 2021-33), SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
    S 7072 (er) Social Media Platforms Governmental Oversight and Accountability Similar Last Action: 5/25/2021 Chapter No. 2021-32, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7074 (Ch. 2021-33)
    S 520 Social Media Websites Burgess Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    106.072 Page 3 (pdf)
    287.137 Page 4 (pdf)
    501.2041 Page 14 (pdf)
    501.212 Application. Page 21 (pdf)

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