Senator Mark Pody Introduces Bill To Require Age-Verification For Porn Sites In Tennessee

Jan 9, 2024 | Political News

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon-District 17) has introduced a bill that would make it a requirement for distributors of online pornography to utilize an age verification system on their sites.
 

Senate Bill 1643 (SB1643), as introduced, requires “commercial entities that publish or distribute material on an internet website, more than one-third of which is sexual material harmful to minors, to verify that an individual attempting to access the material is 18 years of age or older.”

The legislation would also mandate that the site and any third-party company used to perform the age verification cannot store any of the individual’s information.

This bill is similar to one previously filed by State Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain-District 27), House Bill 1614 (HB1614).