FL H7013 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Introduced on March 5 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-04-27 - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Creates cause of action against social media platform for unlawful practices related to censoring deplatforming or shadow banning; specifies instances when private cause of action may be brought; specifies calculation of damages; specifies powers of DLA related to investigations of social media platforms; provides requirements for public contracts & economic incentives related to entities who have been convicted or held civilly liable for antitrust violations; requires DMS to maintain antitrust violator vendor list; provides procedural & legal rights for person to challenge placement on list; prohibits person on antitrust violator vendor list from receiving certain economic incentives; prohibits social media platforms from knowingly deplatforming candidate; specifies fines.

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Roll Calls

2021-04-06 - House - House Judiciary Committee (Y: 12 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-03-15 - House - House Appropriations Committee (Y: 19 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2021-04-27HouseLaid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
2021-04-20HouseAdded to Second Reading Calendar
2021-04-20HouseTemporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
2021-04-15HouseBill added to Special Order Calendar (4/20/2021)
2021-04-06HouseAdded to Second Reading Calendar
2021-04-06HouseBill released to House Calendar
2021-04-06HouseReported out of Judiciary Committee
2021-04-06HouseFavorable by Judiciary Committee
2021-04-02HouseAdded to Judiciary Committee agenda
2021-03-15HouseNow in Judiciary Committee
2021-03-15HouseReported out of Appropriations Committee
2021-03-15HouseFavorable by Appropriations Committee
2021-03-11HouseAdded to Appropriations Committee agenda
2021-03-09HouseNow in Appropriations Committee
2021-03-09HouseReferred to Judiciary Committee
2021-03-09HouseReferred to Appropriations Committee
2021-03-05House1st Reading (Original Filed Version)

Same As/Similar To

H7015 (Related) 2021-04-27 - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7074 (Ch. 2021-33), SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
S520 (Similar To) 2021-04-30 - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7072 (Ch. 2021-32)
S7072 (Similar To) 2021-05-25 - Chapter No. 2021-32, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7074 (Ch. 2021-33)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
106072Amended CodeSee Bill Text
287137Amended CodeSee Bill Text
5012041Amended CodeSee Bill Text
501212Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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