H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act

“This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such asContinue reading “H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act”

TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act

The Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts from running active shooter drills that mimic or appear to be an actual shooting incident, as well as have parents, students, and staff be adequately notified that one will be taking place on a certain date and the type of content theContinue reading “TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act”

S.4066 The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act)

The bill would update Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, by making platforms more accountable for their content moderation policies and providing more tools to protect consumers. It focuses on increasing transparency, accountability and consumer protection by requiring online platforms to explain content moderation practices in an acceptable use policy easilyContinue reading “S.4066 The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act)”

H.R.6586 Social Media Accountability and Account Verification Act

“This bill requires a social media company to remove a deceptive or fraudulent account or profile from its platform and to verify the creator of an account that is alleged to be deceptive or fraudulent. Specifically, a social media company must establish a means whereby a user may request the investigation and removal of aContinue reading “H.R.6586 Social Media Accountability and Account Verification Act”

S.299 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)

The SAFE TECH Act is a proposed bill that would limit Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, that would make social media companies more accountable for enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms. Some key points from it are making it clear that Section 230 does NOT apply toContinue reading “S.299 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)”