In The States

Legislatures in various U.S. states are currently deliberating on more than 400 bills related to artificial intelligence (AI), placing a notable emphasis on the regulation of deep fakes. This surge in legislative engagement is a response to the swift advancements in AI and the absence of federal regulations. It indicates states’ endeavors to tackle a spectrum of concerns associated with AI, including issues of bias, discrimination, and its use in elections. The states with the highest number of bills being considered include New York (65), California (29), Tennessee (28), Illinois (27), and New Jersey (25).


Bills of Interest

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-3) introduced a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to certain small employers for the startup costs of dependent care flexible spending plans. 

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL-6) introduced a bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a goal for the Department of Defense for participation by certain veteran-owned small businesses in procurement contracts.