SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Juan Alanis celebrated a significant victory as his bill, AB 1880, passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.

“This bill recognizes the evolving landscape of entertainment and the unique challenges faced by young individuals participating in online content creation,” said Assemblyman Alanis. “By extending these protections to child influencers, we are promoting a safer and more equitable environment for our youth in the digital realm.”

AB 1880 extends the existing regulations of the Coogan Law to cover contracts involving child influencers in paid online content on internet websites, social networks, and social media applications. This amendment ensures that child influencers receive the same legal protections and financial safeguards as their counterparts in more traditional forms of artistic employment.

Originally enacted in 1939, the Coogan Law was designed to protect child actors by establishing trust accounts for a portion of their earnings. AB 1880 updates and expands this law to reflect the realities of the modern entertainment industry, where social media platforms and online content creation play a significant role. Assemblyman Alanis remains committed to ensuring that child influencers are afforded the legal rights and financial security they deserve.

AB 1880 now advances to the Assembly Floor, where it awaits a vote by the entire Assembly.

Assemblymember Juan Alanis represents the 22nd Assembly District, which includes the communities of Modesto, Turlock, Ceres, Denair, Patterson, Gustine, Newman, Hilmar, Ballico, Snelling, Keyes, Grayson, Crows Landing, Diablo Grande, Stevinson, & Empire.