NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATE
JUNE 2000

Table of Contents

  1. Senate Bill 936


(1) Senate Bill 936 Sent to Governor

Senate Bill 936, which requires that a library offering public internet access *adopt and require enforcement of a policy* to prohibit minors from viewing sexually explicit material harmful to minors received concurrence by the Senate of the House-passed version today. The bill will be forwarded to the Governor, who is expected to sign it. The law will have an October 1, 2000 effective date.

The bill, which amends the Library Privacy Act, specifies the library will restrict internet access by minors *by utilizing a system or method designed to prevent a minor from viewing obscene or sexually explicit matter which is harmful to a minor*.

The Michigan Library Association in cooperation with the Library of Michigan will offer an informational session to aid librarians and library trustees with complying with the law. Specific details of the session will be announced within the next week.

The full text of the bill and analyses by the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies are available on the Michigan Legislature website at http://michiganlegislature.org/.

Source: Marianne Hartzell, Michigan Library Consortium; E-mail: Hartzelm@mlc.lib.mi.us; Michlib-L, June 8, 2000.

Back to table of contents

Pointers
  • Back to RED TAPE Home Page
  • Back to Jon Harrison's Home Page
  • Back to MSU Libraries Home Page
  • Assistance Requested
    • Thanks for visiting the RED TAPE Home Page. Each issue is continuously updated and expanded during a three month cycle, so check back soon for the latest changes.

    • If you have any comments, notice any glaring inaccuracies, or would like to forward any relevant information concerning this Home Page, please send e-mail to: Jon Harrison

    Standard Disclaimers
    • MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

    Ownership Statement
    Jon Harrison : Page Editor
    Social Science Reference Librarian
    Main Library Reference
    Michigan State University Libraries
    100 Library
    E. Lansing, MI 48824-1048
    Voice mail: (517) 432-6123, ext. 123
    Fax: (517) 432-8050
    Last revised 06/14/00

    This page has been visited times since June 1, 1996.