Utah is considering H.B.72, a bill that would require all cellphones and tablets to block pornography through content filters. It is not a law yet.
When this bill takes effect, every tablet or a smartphone sold in the state and manufactured on and after January 1, 2021, should have a filter capable of blocking harmful material to minors. The filter on the devices will enable users to deactivate the specific content and notify them when it has filtered.
After implementing this proposal, suppose a device does not enable filter upon activation in the state and a minor accesses material harmful on the device. In that case, the bill allows for a civil penalty against a manufacturer for up to $10 for violation. The proposal has to be signed by the New Gov. Spencer Cox and he can either veto or sign the proposal by March 25.