SPONSOR: Christensen

This bill defines "Commercial entity", "Distribute", "Material harmful to minors", "News-gathering organization", "Publish", "Reasonable age-verification methods", "Substantial portion", and "Transactional data" as pertaining to the bill.

The bill specifies that any commercial entity that knowingly and intentionally distributes pornographic material harmful to minors on the Internet shall be held liable if the entity fails to perform reasonable age-verification to verify the age of the individual attempting to access the material.

No identifying information from the individual shall be retained by the commercial entity after the required age verification is performed. If such information is retained by the commercial entity, that entity shall be liable to the individual for damages.

The bill shall not be construed to affect the rights of any news- gathering organizations.

No Internet service provider shall be held to have violated the provisions of the bill to the extent such provider is not responsible for the creation of the content that constitutes material harmful to minors.

Statutes affected:
Introduced (5051H.01): 407.2095