A new bill introduced to the Vermont state senate proposes outlawing all cellphone usage by anyone under 21 years old.
The motion, S.212, would make possession or use of a mobile device punishable by a maximum of a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine, according to The Barre Montpelier Times Argus.
It says that if people under the age of 21 are not mature enough to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or purchase firearms, they should not be allowed to use a cell phone.
Vermont recently raised the tobacco purchasing age to 21 and barred anyone under 21 from buying a gun.
“The Internet and social media, accessed primarily through cell phones, are used to radicalize and recruit terrorists, fascists, and other extremists. Cell phones have often been used by mass shooters of younger ages for research on previous shootings,” reads the proposal.
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