TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NEWSnet/AP) — A bill that would be the most restrictive state law in the nation regarding minors’ use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Florida’s House passed the bill on a 108-7 vote Thursday, hours after the Senate approved it 23-14. The Senate made changes to the original House bill, which Republican Speaker Paul Renner said he hopes will address DeSantis' questions about privacy.

The Florida bill would require social media companies to close any accounts it believes to be used by minors under age 16, and to cancel accounts at the request of a minor or parents.

Any information pertaining to the account must be deleted.

The bill targets any social media site that tracks user activity, allows children to upload material and interact with others, and uses addictive features designed to cause excessive or compulsive use. Supporters point to rising suicide rates among children, cyberbullying and predators using social media to prey on kids.

“We’re talking about businesses that are using addictive features to engage in mass manipulation of our children to cause them harm,” said the bill's Senate sponsor, Republican Erin Grall.

Other states have considered similar legislation, but most have not proposed a total ban.

In Arkansas, a federal judge blocked enforcement of a law in August that required parental consent for minors to create new social media accounts.

Supporters in Florida hope that if the bill becomes law, it would withstand legal challenges because it would ban social media formats based on addictive features such as notification alerts and autoplay videos, rather than the content on their sites.

But opponents say it blatantly violates the First Amendment and that it should left to parents, not the government, to monitor children's social media use.

The legislation had a mix of Republicans and Democrats on both sides of the issue.

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