legislation

  • U.S. House Committee Supports DOJ in TikTok Crackdown Law

    In a bid to bolster the Department of Justice’s defense of a law aimed at forcing TikTok’s Chinese owner to divest its U.S. assets, a U.S. House committee has voted to release a transcript from a closed-door hearing in March. The law, signed by President Joe Biden in April, could result in a ban on…

  • New York Lawmakers Pass Measures to Protect Youths On Social Media

    New York state lawmakers have approved legislation aimed at protecting minors on social media platforms by restricting exposure to “addictive” algorithmic content without parental consent. The measures, passed on Friday, make New York the latest state to address online risks faced by children. The legislation includes two key bills: one that bars social media platforms…

  • In Georgia A New Law Bans Bail For Almost 30 Offenses, Restricts Bail Assistance To For-Profit Bond Agents

    Georgia lawmakers recently approved a controversial bill aimed at restricting bail funds and criminalizing protest activities, sparking concerns among legal experts and civil rights advocates. The new law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp, effectively makes bail unpayable for a wide range of offenses, including protest-related charges like unlawful assembly. It also imposes strict limitations on…

  • Florida Passes Law Allowing Doctors To Perform C-Sections Outside Hospitals

    Florida has made a groundbreaking move by becoming the first state to legalize the performance of cesarean sections (C-sections) outside of hospital settings. This decision, propelled by a private equity-owned physicians group, aims to provide pregnant women with more affordable options and a more intimate birthing experience. The legislation, signed into law this spring, permits…

  • Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing School Staff to Carry Concealed Handguns

    Tennessee lawmakers have passed a controversial bill permitting school staff to carry concealed handguns, a move aimed at enhancing school safety in the wake of a deadly shooting in Nashville. The bill, which garnered support from legislators, requires school staff to undergo 40 hours of specialized training annually. Despite opposition and protests, the bill aligns…

  • Check Out Which States Have Banned Abortion, Where It’s Legal and Where It’s Still In Limbo

    Since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, which effectively nullified the constitutional right to abortion nationwide, nearly two dozen states have implemented bans or restrictions on access to the procedure. The repercussions of these measures are now becoming apparent, with states facing higher rates of maternal…

  • Kansas Enacts Earned Wages Access Law, This Is What It Means

    Kansas has taken a significant step in the area of financial regulation by enacting comprehensive legislation on earned wages access (EWA). The new law, which mirrors recent developments in Wisconsin, is poised to bring significant changes to the landscape of EWA services in the state. Set to take effect immediately upon publication, the law introduces…

  • Senate Approves Bill Forcing TikTok’s Parent Company to Sell or Face Ban, Heads to Biden for Signature

    In a move set to shake the social media landscape, the Senate has passed a legislation mandating TikTok’s China-based parent company, ByteDance, to sell the platform or risk a ban. This decision, embedded in a larger $95 billion package providing foreign aid to Ukraine and Israel, has sparked concerns among content creators and legal analysts.…

  • Louisiana House Committee Has Voted To Repeal Law Requiring Employers To Give Child Workers Lunch Breaks

    A Louisiana House committee has voted to repeal a law mandating lunch breaks for child workers and to slash unemployment benefits, reflecting a broader effort by Republicans to bolster employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers. The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel approved three bills, signaling a shift in labor regulations in…

  • Alabama Lawmakers Reject Bill to Release Police Bodycam Footage

    A bill aimed at making police-worn body camera footage public record in Alabama was defeated in a Senate committee vote on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Birmingham, the legislation, SB14, would have mandated the release of bodycam and dashcam video footage within 30 days of a request, making it accessible to families as well.…