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92_SB0698ham004 LRB9206223BDpkam01 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 698 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 698 by replacing 3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 4 "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Internet Access For Minors At Public Libraries Act. 6 Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act: 7 "Explicit sexual materials" means those materials that 8 are obscene as defined in Section 11-20 of the Criminal Code 9 of 1961, child pornography as defined in Section 11-20.1 of 10 the Criminal Code of 1961, or material harmful to minors as 11 defined in Section 11-21 of the Criminal Code of 1961. 12 "Public access computer" means a computer that is located 13 in a publicly-supported library, other than a school, law, or 14 academic library, that is connected to the Internet or an 15 online service. 16 "Publicly-supported library" means a library that is 17 created under the Illinois Local Library Act, the Illinois 18 Library System Act, the Public Library District Act of 1991, 19 the Chicago Public Library Act, the Village Library Act, the 20 Library Incorporation Act, the Libraries in Parks Act, the 21 Counties Code, the Township Code, or the Illinois Municipal 22 Code. -2- LRB9206223BDpkam01 1 "Minor patron" means a person under the age of 18 using a 2 public access computer at a publicly-supported library. 3 Section 10. Policy concerning minor patrons. Within 6 4 months after the effective date of this Act, each 5 publicly-supported library shall adopt and implement a policy 6 that seeks to prevent minor patrons from using a public 7 access computer to access or obtain explicit sexual 8 materials. In developing its policy, the publicly-supported 9 library should consider (i) dedicating specific public access 10 computers for use by minor patrons only and (ii) equipping 11 those computers with software that seeks to prevent minors 12 from gaining access to explicit sexual materials or obtaining 13 Internet connectivity for those computers from an Internet 14 service provider that provides filter services to limit 15 access to explicit sexual materials. The publicly-supported 16 library must maintain a copy of the policy. Within 6 months 17 after the effective date of this Act, each publicly-supported 18 library shall file a copy of the policy with the State 19 Librarian. Upon the modification of its policy, a 20 publicly-supported library shall file the modified policy 21 with the State Librarian within 30 days after its adoption. 22 Upon request, the publicly-supported library must make 23 available a copy of the policy for inspection by members of 24 the general public. The State Librarian shall prescribe a 25 method for filing and indexing these policies and shall adopt 26 any rules necessary to implement this Act. 27 Section 15. Noncompliance. Notwithstanding any other 28 law to the contrary, a publicly-supported library that fails 29 to comply with Section 10 of this Act is not eligible to 30 apply for any State grant moneys made available under the 31 Illinois Library System Act or any other Illinois law. -3- LRB9206223BDpkam01 1 Section 20. Immunity. A publicly-supported library that 2 complies with Section 10 of this Act is immune from any 3 criminal liability arising from access by a minor to explicit 4 sexual materials through the use of a public access computer 5 owned or controlled by the publicly-supported library.".
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