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Gov. Cox signs first bill of Utah’s 2024 legislative session

Jan 19, 2024, 5:48 PM | Updated: 7:43 pm

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox delivers the 2024 State of The State address at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. (KSL TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Cox signed the first bill of Utah’s 2024 legislative session Friday night.

S.B. 89 modifies the starting date of a law mandating parental consent to use social media. That law now takes effect in October instead of March.

Gov. Cox said the change will allow more time to get feedback.

“While pushing back the effective date gives us more time to incorporate more feedback into the law, we are as committed as ever to protecting our children from the harms of social media,” Cox said in a statement.

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Gov. Cox signs first bill of Utah’s 2024 legislative session