Keypoint: The Utah legislature repealed and replaced the Utah Social Media Act in response to a lawsuit challenging the law on constitutional grounds.

Prior to closing in early March, the Utah legislature passed two bills (SB 194 and HB 464) that repeal and replace the Utah Social Media Regulation Act, which the legislature passed just last year. The bills are the second part of a legislative process in which Utah lawmakers amended the Act in response to a lawsuit filed by an Internet trade association challenging the Act on constitutional grounds. The Utah legislature previously pushed back the Act’s effective date to delay the legal challenge while lawmakers worked to revise the Act. In the below article, we provide a brief background on the Act and then discuss the changes made by the two bills.Continue Reading Utah Legislature Repeals and Replaces Utah Social Media Regulation Act