SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NEWSnet/AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he wants to restrict students’ usage of smartphones during the school day.

The announcement, which was first first reported by Politico, comes a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms and their effects on young people.

Newsom said he plans to build on a law he signed in 2019 that authorized school districts to limit or ban the use of smartphones by students while at school or under the supervision of a school employee.

Newsom’s office did not provide further details on the proposal.

The California School Boards Association said any regulations over student smartphone use should be left up to school districts, not the state.

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