Public libraries; technology protection measures. (HB570)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Technology protection measures; public libraries. Requires the library board or governing body of a library that receives state funding for any purpose to include in its acceptable use policy for the Internet provisions on selecting and installing on those computers that have Internet access a technology protection measure to filter or block Internet access through such computers to child pornography as set out in 18.2-374.1:1, obscenity as defined in 18.2-372 and, with respect to minors, materials deemed harmful to juveniles as defined in 18.2-390. The bill also requires the policy to include a provision for disabling the technology protection measure at the request of a patron in instances of bona fide research or other lawful purposes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065287432
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB570)
02/06/2006Reported from Science and Technology (17-Y 2-N)
02/06/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2006Assigned App. sub: Higher Education (Morgan)
02/10/2006Reported from Appropriations (23-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (92-Y 8-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 8-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Committee substitute printed 065386824-S1
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065386824-S1
02/27/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB570S1
02/27/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Placed on Calendar
03/01/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (23-Y 76-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: REJECTED (23-Y 76-N)
03/03/2006Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2006House acceded to request
03/07/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2006Delegates: Nixon, Reid, Dance
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Wampler, Houck, Wagner
03/11/2006No further action taken
03/11/2006Failed to pass in House