Libraries; state funded shall have technology protection measures against Internet restrictions. (SB1393)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patrons Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), and Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


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 local 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 and that are accessible to the public 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. In addition, the bill provides that no state funding shall be withheld if the technology protection measure fails due to no fault of the library board or the governing body, provided that such library board or governing body promptly has taken reasonable steps to rectify the failure and to prevent such failures in the future. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 071567824
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 071588824-S1
01/25/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1393S1)
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Passed by for the day
01/30/2007Read second time
01/30/2007Committee substitute rejected 071588824-S1
01/30/2007Floor substitute printed 075744824-S2 (Stosch)
01/30/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2007Substitute by Senator Stosch agreed to 075744824-S2
01/30/2007Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1393S2
01/30/2007Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Passed by for the day
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Amendment #1 by Senator Obenshain withdrawn
01/31/2007Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2007Amendments #2 and #3 by Senator Obenshain agreed to
01/31/2007Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute w/amendments SB1393ES2
01/31/2007Printed as engrossed 075744824-ES2
02/01/2007Read third time
02/01/2007Passed Senate (33-Y 6-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1393ES2)
02/12/2007Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Committee substitute printed 075748824-H1
02/14/2007Read second time
02/15/2007Passed by for the day
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075748824-H1
02/16/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1393H1
02/16/2007Passed House with substitute (86-Y 11-N)
02/20/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1393ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1393ER)
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)