Despite passing with overwhelming bipartisan support, legislation to curtail the most addictive features of social media was never a sure thing at the state Capitol in 2024.

To learn how the measure went from an idea in 2022 to passing both houses in Albany, we talked with the bill’s Senate sponsor, Brooklyn Democrat Andrew Gounardes. We discussed the role of the state attorney general’s office, amending the bill at the end of session, and keeping the legislation on the mind of state lawmakers.