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With DeSantis’ signature, Florida law bans children under 14 from having social media accounts; a legal fight looms

“An unconstitutional law will protect exactly zero Floridians,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice’s vice president and general counsel.
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The Florida Legislature sends its bills to relax child labor laws and to keep kids off social media to the governor

Gov. Ron DeSantis has until April 5 to act on the bills to keep kids off some social media sites and to loosen child work regulations.
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The revised Florida bill to forbid children under 14 from having some social media accounts will become law, DeSantis says

After vetoing an earlier version, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday made clear he will sign HB 3 to keep kids off social media platforms.
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Group urges DeSantis to veto Florida’s bill to keep kids off social media

A tech-industry group Thursday quickly urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill that seeks to prevent children off social media platforms.
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Florida lawmakers pass a revised crackdown on kids using social media

The Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a revised bill that seeks to keep children off social media platforms.
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Florida Senate passes a revamped bill to keep kids under 16 from having some social media accounts

“Federal courts have halted enforcement of similar laws in Ohio and Arkansas,” FIRE said in a prepared statement.
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After Ron DeSantis vetoes a bill the legislature passed, a revamped bill emerges to keep kids off social media in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed an earlier bill, now Florida lawmakers will take up a revised plan that would try to keep children off social-media.
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The Florida Senate will take up a revised bill to limit access to social media by kids

A Florida Senate procedural move will let lawmakers next week consider a revised proposal aimed at keeping children off social media.

The Scoop: Fri., March 1, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

“Identity politics” in teacher prep A controversial bill is close to passing in the Florida House. The bill, HB 1291, would prohibit “identity politics” from being included in teacher prep programs at colleges and universities....
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Ron DeSantis seems likely to veto the bill the Florida Legislature passed to keep kids off social media, so he and the House Speaker are discussing “alternatives”

House Speaker Paul Renner said that he and Gov. Ron DeSantis are trying to work out differences on a bill to keep kids off some social media platforms.

Florida’s Social Media Ban Makes Strange Bedfellows

Out, queer Democratic Rep. Michele Rayner joined Republican House Speaker Paul Renner to support a ban on social media access for kids under 16 years old. Now, she and her peers, like Tsi Day...

The Scoop: Fri., February 23, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Legislature passes ban on kids using some social media A bill that originated in the Florida House has now passed through the State Senate. The bill bars children under 16 from using some social media...

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