1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Pornography and Local Libraries (language only)

Item 264 #5h

Item 264 #5h

Education: Other
The Library of Virginia

Page 172, before "It" insert "A.".
Page 172, after line 52 insert:
“B. The governing board of a local public library receiving state aid from this item, or under this act, shall by September 1, 1998, implement guidelines designed to prevent, to the extent technically feasible, the selecting, acquiring, accessing, or downloading of obscene materials or child pornography through any computer owned, leased or controlled by the local public library and used by the general public for access to telecommunications, cable, and computer networks permitting access to electronic information (including the Internet, the World Wide Web, bulletin board systems, and other on-line systems).  “Obscene materials” include pornographic materials depicting sexual penetration clearly visible, and pornographic materials which depict or describe ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including sexual intercourse, oral or anal sodomy, masturbation, excretory functions, sado-masochistic sexual abuse, or lewd exhibition of the genitals.  Nothing in this item shall be construed to prohibit any library board from developing and implementing other lawful guidelines that are more restrictive than the provisions described above in this item."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)