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AB-1138 Social media: the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Fail
3rd
Pass
Fail
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-1138
Gallagher (A)
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Cunningham (A) , Mayes (A)
Social media: the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act.
03/24/19
An act to add Section 1798.99.3 to the Civil Code, relating to business.
Assembly
09/01/20
09/05/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/20 Vetoed by Governor.
09/08/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/30/20 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 4. Page 5371.).
08/30/20 Reconsideration granted. (Page 5371.)
09/14/19 Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Gallagher.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1138 without my signature.

This bill would require the operator of a social media website or application to prohibit a person known to be under 13 years old from creating an account unless consent is obtained from the person's parent or guardian.

As a parent of four, I understand and care deeply about the importance of protections for safe consumption of media and technology by children.

Existing federal law requires operators of internet websites or online services to obtain parental or guardian consent before collecting personal information from a child known to be under 13 years old. States have the ability to enforce this law.

Given its overlap with federal law, this bill would not meaningfully expand protections for children, and it may result in unnecessary confusion.

As I agree with the spirit of this bill, my Administration is open to exploring ways to build upon current law to expand safeguards for children online.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom