Senate Bill 2314
116th Congress(2019-2020)
SMART Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 30, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 30, 2019
Latest Action
Jul 30, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2314
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act or the SMART Act

This bill requires social media companies to structure their platforms in a manner calculated to reduce the risks of internet addiction.

The bill prohibits social media companies from using infinite scroll, auto refill, and autoplay functions and restricts them from giving users awards for higher levels of engagement. The bill further instructs social media companies to automatically limit users' time spent on their platforms across all devices to a default of 30 minutes per day and to implement regular stopping points designed to end scrolling after 3 minutes. Social media companies are also charged to conspicuously display a notification at least twice an hour showing users how much time they have spent on the platform that day.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/30/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
07/30/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 31, 2019 5:02:59 AM
Updated
May 7, 2020 4:41:20 AM