Meeting Public Comments

Subcommittee meeting and times are as follows:
A bill for an act relating to requirements for filters on mobile devices activated in the state, providing for civil liability for manufacturers of mobile devices for certain violations, and including penalties and contingent effective date provisions.
Subcommittee members: Wheeler-CH, Salmon, Wessel-Kroeschell
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: House Lounge
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.
Comments Submitted:

Lisa McCabe [CTIA]
On behalf of CTIA, the trade association for the wireless communications industry, please find the attached letter in opposition to House File 2066. While well intentioned, HF 2066 is neither necessary nor practicable. The wireless industry already offers products and services to consumers many for free on a nationwide basis. Setting statespecific requirements on devices would be unfeasible.
Ruthie Barko [TechNet]
TechNet respectfully opposes HF 2066 because the requirements for mobile device manufacturers are unworkable, as is detailed in the attached letter. A variety of digital tools are already available for families to use to customize their online experience, especially to filter content for what they deem appropriate for their children. We encourage you to work with the tech industry to help educate consumers and learn about the tools available to consumers. TechNet thanks you for the opportunity to share our concerns on HF 2066 and looks forward to being a resource to the Iowa legislature on this and other critical issues.