ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)--TWO BILLS IN ALBANY COULD FURTHER PROTECT KIDS ONLINE BY RESTRICTING ADDICTIVE FEEDS AND TECH COMPANIES ABILITY TO SELL KIDS ONLINE DATA WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION.  

AND THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT HAS GAINED SUPPORT FROM STATE LEADERS—ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES AND GOV. KATHY HOCHUL.  

“If we can’t stand up and help our children get out of a crisis, then we have failed them. And I as the Governor of the state of New York don’t accept failure as an option,” said Hochul. 

ONE BILL CALLED THE Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation OR THE safe FOR KIDS ACT WOULD PROHIBIT ADDICTIVE FEEDS FOR MINORS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT.  IT WOULD ALSO GIVE THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND PARENTS THE ABILITY TO SUE SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES WHO VIOLATE THIS LAW.     

ANOTHER BILL CALLED THE NEW YORK CHILD DATA PROTECTION ACT WOULD PROTECT KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 FROM HAVING THEIR DATA SOLD WITHOUT CONSENT.    

WHILE BOTH BILLS ARE CURRENTLY STILL IN committees, SOME LAWMAKERS SAID these BILLS ARE A DAILY CONVERSATION.  

“There’s overwhelming support to move these bills, at least in the Assembly I know a majority of Assembly members cosponsor it, its bipartisan in that way so I don’t think it's about will to get to the floor it's just about making sure we have every term right before it passes,” said Assembly Member Alex Bores (D-Assembly District 73).

WITH ONLY FIVE SESSION DAYS LEFT IN ALBANY, THERE ISN’T A LOT OF TIME LEFT FOR LAWMAKERS BUT SOME legislative LEADERS SAID THEY ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THEY WILL GET THE BILLS OVER THE FINISH LINE BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT.