ENROLLED 2022 Legislature SB 6-C 20226Cer 1 2 An act relating to social media platforms; amending s. 3 501.2041, F.S.; revising the definition of the term 4 “social media platform”; reenacting ss. 106.072(1)(c) 5 and 287.137(1)(f), F.S., relating to social media 6 deplatforming of political candidates and antitrust 7 violations, denial or revocation of the right to 8 transact business with public entities, and denial of 9 economic benefits, respectively, to incorporate the 10 amendment made to s. 501.2041, F.S., in references 11 thereto; providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subsection (1) of section 16 501.2041, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 17 501.2041 Unlawful acts and practices by social media 18 platforms.— 19 (1) As used in this section, the term: 20 (g) “Social media platform” means any information service, 21 system, Internet search engine, or access software provider 22 that: 23 1. Provides or enables computer access by multiple users to 24 a computer server, including an Internet platform or a social 25 media site; 26 2. Operates as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited 27 liability company, corporation, association, or other legal 28 entity; 29 3. Does business in the state; and 30 4. Satisfies at least one of the following thresholds: 31 a. Has annual gross revenues in excess of $100 million, as 32 adjusted in January of each odd-numbered year to reflect any 33 increase in the Consumer Price Index. 34 b. Has at least 100 million monthly individual platform 35 participants globally. 36 37
The term does not include any information service, system,38 Internet search engine, or access software provider operated by39 a company that owns and operates a theme park or entertainment40 complex as defined in s. 509.013.41 Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment 42 made by this act to section 501.2041, Florida Statutes, in a 43 reference thereto, paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 44 106.072, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read: 45 106.072 Social media deplatforming of political 46 candidates.— 47 (1) As used in this section, the term: 48 (c) “Social media platform” has the same meaning as in s. 49 501.2041. 50 Section 3. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment 51 made by this act to section 501.2041, Florida Statutes, in a 52 reference thereto, paragraph (f) of subsection (1) of section 53 287.137, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read: 54 287.137 Antitrust violations; denial or revocation of the 55 right to transact business with public entities; denial of 56 economic benefits.— 57 (1) As used in this section, the term: 58 (f) “Person” means a natural person or an entity organized 59 under the laws of any state or of the United States which 60 operates as a social media platform, as defined in s. 501.2041, 61 with the legal power to enter into a binding contract and which 62 bids or applies to bid on contracts let by a public entity, or 63 which otherwise transacts or applies to transact business with a 64 public entity. The term includes those officers, directors, 65 executives, partners, shareholders, employees, members, and 66 agents who are active in the management of an entity. 67 Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.