HB 1561 Public libraries; limiting computer access to obscene material.
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Summary as introduced:
Public libraries; limiting computer access to obscene material. Places limitations on public library patron access to the Internet and other components of the electronic information infrastructure. It is not applicable to libraries in public or private elementary or secondary schools. Public libraries receiving any state funding are required by this bill to obtain computer hardware and software inhibiting library patron access via library computers to obscene materials, child pornography, and material harmful to juveniles. The bill provides that no library shall receive public funds unless its board certifies annually to the Librarian of Virginia and the Secretary of Finance that computer hardware and software have been installed to inhibit, to the fullest extent possible, library patron access via library computers to obscene materials, child pornography, or materials harmful to juveniles, and that such hardware and software have been kept operational at all times.

Full text:
01/13/99  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/12/99 991518129  pdf

Status:
01/13/99  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/12/99 991518129
01/13/99  House: Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/10/99  House: No action taken by Science and Technology by voice vote