Utah lawmakers propose to repeal, replace ’23 social media laws

They seek to address issues raised by courts since the bills passed.
FILE – The Utah State Capitol is shown on March 3, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah lawmakers introduced a pair of bills Monday to repeal and replace social media regulations passed last year that are now under legal challenge from the tech industry.

The new bills from Sen. Mike McKell (R) and Rep. Jordan Teuscher (R) offer a fresh approach to regulating the industry with the goal of withstanding future lawsuits while protecting kids from social media addiction and harms.

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