Libraries; state funded shall have technology protection measures against Internet restrictions. (HB2197)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


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 »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075197432
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/17/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2197)
01/29/2007Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2007Committee substitute printed 075737432-H1
01/31/2007Read first time
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075737432-H1
02/01/2007Amendment by Delegate Nixon agreed to
02/01/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2197EH1
02/01/2007Printed as engrossed 075737432-EH1
02/02/2007Read third time and passed House (80-Y 14-N)
02/02/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2197EH1)
02/14/2007Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Committee substitute printed 072797432-S1
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072797432-S1
02/20/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2197S1
02/20/2007Passed Senate with substitute (31-Y 9-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (85-Y 12-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2197ER)
03/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2197ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)