HB 189 Library computers; juveniles' Internet access.
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Summary as introduced:
Children’s Internet Protection; public libraries. Requires the library board or governing body of a library to select a technology for its computers that are accessible to children and have Internet access to filter or block Internet access through such computers to child pornography, obscenity and materials deemed harmful to juveniles as defined in Title 18.2. For adult use, this bill only requires operation of this technology at the request of the patron. This bill also requires the library board or governing body to certify compliance with these provisions to the Librarian of Virginia along with the filing of the acceptable use policy, which is already required.

The provisions of this bill become effective upon certification by the Librarian of Virginia that a technology exists that complies with this section without violating the constitutional principles enunciated by the courts. See e.g., United States v. American Library Assn, 123 S. Ct. 2297 (2003); Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville, 422 U.S. 205 (1975); Ginsberg v. New York, 390 U.S. 629 (1968); American Library Association v. United States, 201 F. Supp. 2d 401 (E.D. Pa. 2002); and Mainstream Loudoun v. Board of Trustees of the Loudoun County Library, 24 F.Supp.2d 552 (E.D. Va. 1998).

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01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/04 046511236  pdf | impact statement

01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/04 046511236
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
01/22/04  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/22/04  House: Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/02/04  House: Incorporated by S.T. (HB475-Nixon) (19-Y 0-N)