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SB1682 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2007 and 2008
SB1682

 

Introduced 2/9/2007, by Sen. Matt Murphy

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act
30 ILCS 805/8.31 new

    Creates the Social Networking Website Prohibition Act. Provides that each public library must prohibit access to social networking websites on all computers made available to the public in the library. Provides that each public school must prohibit access to social networking websites on all computers made available to students in the school. Provides for enforcement by the Attorney General or a citizen. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2008.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1     AN ACT concerning social networking websites.
 
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
 
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Social
5 Networking Website Prohibition Act.
 
6     Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7     "Administrative unit" means the entity designated by the
8 State or a unit of local government or school district as
9 responsible for the administration of all public library
10 locations established or maintained by that governmental
11 entity.
12     "Computer" means a computer, as that term is defined in
13 Section 16D-2 of the Computer Crime Prevention Law (720 ILCS
14 5/16D-2), that has Internet access.
15     "Public library" means any library established or
16 maintained by the State or by any unit of local government or
17 school district in this State, but does not include any library
18 of a college or university.
19     "School" means a public school located in this State.
20     "School board" means the school board of a school district
21 in this State.
 
22     Section 10. Prohibition. Each public library must prohibit

 

 

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1 access to social networking websites on all computers made
2 available to the public in the library. Each school must
3 prohibit access to social networking websites on all computers
4 made available to students in the school.
 
5     Section 15. Enforcement. If a public library or school
6 fails to comply with Section 10 of this Act, the Attorney
7 General or a citizen of this State is authorized to seek
8 enforcement as provided in this Section. The Attorney General
9 or a citizen shall first mail to the applicable administrative
10 unit or school board a notice of intended civil action for
11 enforcement that shall identify each public library or school
12 location at which a violation is alleged to have occurred and
13 shall specify the facts and circumstances of the alleged
14 violation of Section 10. Within 15 days after the receipt of
15 the notice, the administrative unit or school board shall mail
16 to the party that sent the notice a written response indicating
17 whether the administrative unit disputes that an alleged
18 violation occurred, with the reason it disputes the allegation,
19 or whether each public library or school location identified in
20 the notice has complied with or has initiated reasonable
21 efforts toward compliance with the requirements of Section 10.
22 If the Attorney General or the citizen does not receive a
23 written response within 25 days after receipt of the notice by
24 the administrative unit or school board or if, after receiving
25 the written response, the Attorney General or the citizen is

 

 

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1 not satisfied that compliance with the requirements of Section
2 10 has been rendered or that reasonable efforts toward
3 compliance have been initiated, the party that sent the notice
4 may bring a civil action to enforce Section 10 in the circuit
5 court of the county in which the administrative unit or school
6 board is located.
7     All mailings required by this Section shall be certified
8 with return receipt requested.
9     No cause of action, except that authorized by this Section,
10 shall arise in favor of a person due to the failure of a public
11 library or school to comply with Section 10 of this Act.
 
12     Section 80. Rules. The State Librarian shall adopt rules to
13 implement and administer the provisions of this Act with
14 respect to public libraries. The State Board of Education shall
15 adopt rules to implement and administer the provisions of this
16 Act with respect to schools.
 
17     Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
18 Section 8.31 as follows:
 
19     (30 ILCS 805/8.31 new)
20     Sec. 8.31. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
21 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
22 implementation of any mandate created by the Social Networking
23 Website Prohibition Act.
 

 

 

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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
2 1, 2008.