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1031Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000113Primary Sponsor: LeathermanAll Sponsors: Leatherman, Ryberg, Fair, McConnell, Grooms, Mescher, Giese, Peeler, Courtney, Branton, Ravenel, Russell, Alexander, Thomas, Martin, Wilson, Waldrep, Courson and GregoryDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\psd\7028htc00.docCompanion Bill Number: 4426Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWDate of Last Amendment: 20000426Subject: Libraries, public; schools, colleges, etc.; computers which access internet and used by students; screening softwareHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000502 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20000427 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000426 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000425 Removed from Special Order Calendar Senate 20000425 Reconsidered vote whereby the Bill was made Special Order Senate 20000425 Made Special Order ------ 20000324 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000322 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20000201 Committed to Committee 11 SJ Senate 20000201 Recalled from Committee 06 SF Senate 20000113 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 22, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 24, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 26, 2000 - Word format
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 26, 2000
Introduced by Senators Leatherman, Ryberg, Fair, McConnell, Grooms, Mescher, Giese, Peeler, Courtney, Branton, Ravenel, Russell, Alexander, Thomas, Martin, Wilson, Waldrep, Courson and Gregory
S. Printed 4/26/00--S.
Read the first time January 13, 2000.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-205 SO AS TO REQUIRE COMPUTERS IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES, PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIES, AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING LIBRARIES WHICH CAN ACCESS THE INTERNET AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC OR STUDENTS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH SCREENING SOFTWARE TO ELIMINATE OR REDUCE THE ACCESSIBILITY OF PORNOGRAPHIC SITES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 10-1-205. A computer which:
(1) is located in a lending library supported by public funds, public school library or media arts center, or in the library of a public institution of higher learning as defined in Section 59-103-5;
(2) can access the Internet; and
(3) is available for use by the public or students, or both;
shall have its use policies determined by the library's or center's governing boards, as appropriate. The governing boards must adopt policies intended to reduce the ability of the user to access web sites displaying information or material in violation of Article 3 of Chapter 15 of Title 16."
SECTION 2. Section 15-78-60, as last amended by Act 77 of 1999, is further amended by adding a new item at the end:
"(35) the failure of a library's or media arts center's governing board to adopt policies as provided in Section 10-1-205."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect July 1, 2000.
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