FOWLER-REITZ-FORBY-MCCARTHY-MILLER AND FRANKS.
SCH CD-NO SEX EXPLICT MATERIAL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Chicago and Downstate Articles of the School Code.
Provides that each school board shall adopt and implement a policy to
prevent students from gaining access to or being exposed to sexually
explicit materials. Provides that each school board shall file a copy
of its policy with the State Board of Education. Effective
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Defines "sexually explicit material". Provides that the policy
applies to students while on school grounds. Replaces the provision
that requires a school board to file a copy of the policy with the
State Board of Education with a provision that requires a board to
maintain a copy of the policy, requires the board to make available a
copy of the policy for inspection, and provides that compliance is
subject to an audit by the State Board of Education.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
While it is difficult to estimate the cost of adopting and im-
plementing such a policy, it is unlikely to cost a great deal
per district. Many districts already have such policies. It is
relatively easy and inexpensive to purchase software to "fil-
ter" the Internet and most school libraries are aware of what
materials they purchase and make available to students.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)
Same as previous note.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note, with H-am 1.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the policy applies only to sexually explicit
materials on the Internet.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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