Center for Technology and Innovation

S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠emen⁠t⁠ from ⁠t⁠he James Mad⁠i⁠son Ins⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠e on Governor DeSan⁠t⁠⁠i⁠s’ Ve⁠t⁠o of HB 1

By: Logan Padgett / 2024

Logan Padgett


Center for Technology and Innovation


TALLAHASSEE – Legislating to address real issues that affect every Floridian is fraught with challenges, trade-offs, and landmines. If the issue of teen online safety were an easy one, the legislature would have solved it by now. We truly appreciate Speaker Renner’s sincere intent to solve the harms associated with excessive social media use among our youth. We understand the rationale behind Governor DeSantis’ veto of HB1 and we hope lawmakers and the Governor can work together to craft meaningful policy that helps parents and teenagers but also withstands constitutional scrutiny. JMI looks forward to engaging with policymakers in the days and weeks ahead to make that happen.


The James Madison Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The institute conducts research on such issues as criminal justice, health care, taxes and regulatory environments.