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This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 3:53 PM by chopkin. --> 1
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill modifies provisions of the Community and Economic Development Code
9 related to a public library.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . prohibits a public library from receiving state funds unless the library implements
13 and enforces measures to filter Internet access to certain types of images;
14 . allows a public library to block materials that are not specified in this bill; and
15 . allows a public library to disable a filter under certain circumstances.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 9-7-215, as enacted by Chapter 136, Laws of Utah 2000
23 9-7-216, as enacted by Chapter 172, Laws of Utah 2001
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 9-7-215 is amended to read:
27 9-7-215. Internet and online access policy required.
28 (1) As used in this section:
29 (a) "Child pornography" is as defined in Section 76-5a-2 .
30 (b) "Harmful to minors" is as defined in Section 76-10-1201 .
31 (c) "Obscene" is as defined in 20 U.S.C. Sec. 9101.
32 (d) "Technology protection measure" means a technology that blocks or filters Internet
33 access to visual depictions.
35 use of the Internet or an online service to the public unless the library [
36 (a) (i) has in place a policy [
38 protection measure:
39 (A) with respect to any H PUBLICALLY ACCESSIBLE h computer with Internet access; and
40 (B) that protects against access to visual depictions that are:
41 (I) child pornography;
42 (II) harmful to minors; or
43 (III) obscene; and
44 (ii) is enforcing the operation of the technology protection measure described in
45 Subsection (2)(a)(i) during any use of a computer by a minor; and
46 (b) (i) has in place a policy of Internet safety including the operation of a technology
47 protection measure:
48 (A) with respect to any H PUBLICALLY ACCESSIBLE h computer with Internet access; and
49 (B) that protects against access to visual depictions that are:
50 (I) child pornography; or
51 (II) obscene; and
52 (ii) is enforcing the operation of the technology protection measure described in
53 Subsection (2)(b)(i) during any use of a computer.
54 (3) This section does not prohibit a public library from limiting Internet access or
55 otherwise protecting against materials other than the materials specified in this section.
56 (4) An administrator, supervisor, or other representative of a public library may disable
57 a technology protection measure described in Subsection (2):
58 (a) at the request of a library patron who is not a minor; and
59 (b) to enable access for research or other lawful purposes.
60 Section 2. Section 9-7-216 is amended to read:
61 9-7-216. Process and content standards for policy.
62 (1) (a) Each library's policy shall be developed under the direction of the library board,
63 adopted in an open meeting, and have an effective date. The library board shall review the
64 policy at least every three years, and a footnote shall be added to the policy indicating the
65 effective date of the last review.
66 (b) Notice of the availability of the policy shall be posted in a conspicuous place within
67 the library for all patrons to observe. The library board may issue any other public notice it
68 considers appropriate to inform the community about the policy.
69 (2) The policy shall:
70 (a) state:
71 (i) that it restricts access [
72 material described in Section 9-7-215 ; and [
73 (ii) how the library board intends to meet the requirements of Section 9-7-215 ;
74 (b) inform patrons that administrative procedures and guidelines for the staff to follow
75 in enforcing the policy have been adopted and are available for review at the library; and
76 (c) inform patrons that procedures for use by patrons and staff to handle complaints
77 about the policy, its enforcement, or about observed patron behavior have been adopted and are
78 available for review at the library.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-5-04 8:08 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
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