SB 17

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Jan 18, 2024
  • Passed House Feb 27, 2024
  • Became Law Mar 13, 2024

Age verification for material harmful to minors.

Abstract

Requires an adult oriented website operator that displays material harmful to minors to use a reasonable age verification method to prevent a minor from accessing an adult oriented website. Creates a cause of action to permit: (1) the parent or guardian of a child harmed by a violation of the age verification requirement to obtain monetary damages, injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney's fees; and (2) any other person to bring an action to obtain injunctive relief and reasonable attorney's fees. Prohibits a person that conducts age verification from retaining the identifying information of an individual seeking to access an adult oriented website that displays material harmful to minors, and permits an individual whose identifying information is retained to bring an action to obtain monetary damages, injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney's fees. Requires adult oriented website operators to use commercially reasonable methods to secure all information collected and transmitted. Provides that the attorney general may bring an action to obtain an injunction, a civil penalty of not more than $250,000, or the attorney general's reasonable costs in investigating and maintaining the action. Provides that when the attorney general has reasonable cause to believe that any person has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in a violation, the attorney general is empowered to issue civil investigative demands under IC 4-6-3-3 to investigate the suspected violation. Requires verification information of minors to be kept confidential with certain exceptions. Adds verification information to the definition of "personal information". Adds a violation of IC 24-4-23 as a deceptive act.

Bill Sponsors (22)

Votes


Actions


Mar 13, 2024

Senate

Public Law 98

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 12, 2024

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 11, 2024

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 07, 2024

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 04, 2024

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 265: yeas 46, nays 2

Mar 01, 2024

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Feb 29, 2024

House

House conferees appointed: King and Dvorak

Senate

Dissent rescinded

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Randolph Lonnie M and Deery

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Bohacek and Pol

Senate

Senate dissented from House amendments

Senate

Motion to dissent filed

House

House advisors appointed: Speedy, Jeter and Bauer M

Feb 28, 2024

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Feb 27, 2024

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 213: yeas 92, nays 2

Feb 26, 2024

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 22, 2024

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 06, 2024

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
judiciary

Jan 23, 2024

Senate

Referred to the House

Jan 22, 2024

Senate

Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor

Jan 18, 2024

Senate

Senators Zay and Byrne added as coauthors

Senate

Senator Young M added as coauthor

Senate

Senators Crane and Raatz added as coauthors

Senate

Senator Crider added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Charbonneau added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Bassler added as coauthor

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Speedy, Pressel, Goss-Reaves

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 9: yeas 44, nays 1

Senate

House sponsor: Representative King

Jan 16, 2024

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Senate

Senator Koch added as coauthor

Senate

Amendment #2 (Bohacek) prevailed; voice vote

Jan 11, 2024

Senate

Senator Buck added as coauthor

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 10, 2024

Senate

Senators Alting, Doriot, Tomes added as coauthors

Jan 09, 2024

Senate

Senator Johnson T added as coauthor

Jan 08, 2024

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
judiciary

Senate

Authored by Senators Bohacek, Deery, Brown L

Bill Text

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Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF

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