Governor Held Ceremonial Bill Signings Wednesday

Governor Henry McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, joined by General Assembly members and community leaders, ceremonially signed two child safety bills into law on Wednesday: the Help Not Harm Bill (H. 4624) and the Child Online Safety Act (H. 3424). The Help Not Harm Bill prohibits healthcare professionals from providing gender transition procedures to minors and restricts public funding for such procedures. The Child Online Safety Act requires websites with significant harmful content to implement age verification to prevent minors from accessing explicit material. Both bills aim to protect children’s health and well-being from damaging influences.