Hundreds of AI bills introduced in states

Congress has been slow to act, leaving an opening for state lawmakers to take the lead.
The OpenAI logo is seen displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer screen generated by ChatGPT’s Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Legislation related to artificial intelligence is flooding into bill hoppers around the country, with lawmakers attempting to get their arms around the fast-emerging technology they’re still stretching to understand.

Max Rieper, who specializes in tech-related policy at the government affairs firm MultiState, said his firm is currently tracking 170 AI bills in 18 states that were pre-filed or are carrying over from last year.

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