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cipa related law

arizona

ariz. rev. stat. §34-501

in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "harmful to minors" has the same meaning as prescribed in section 13-3501, paragraph 1.

2. "public access computer" means a computer that:

    (a) is located in a public school or public library.

    (b) is frequently or regularly used directly by a minor.

    (c) is connected to any computer communication system.

ariz. rev. stat. §34-502

a. a public school that provides a public access computer shall equip the computer with software that seeks to prevent minors from gaining access to material that is harmful to minors or purchase internet connectivity from an internet service provider that provides filter services to limit access to material that is harmful to minors. standards and rules for the enforcement of this subsection shall be prescribed by the governing board of every school district.

b. a public library that provides a public access computer shall do one or both of the following:

    1. equip the computer with software that will limit minors' ability to gain access to material that is harmful to minors or purchase internet connectivity from an internet service provider that provides filter services to limit access to material that is harmful to minors.

    2. develop and implement by january 1, 2000, a policy that establishes measures to restrict minors from gaining computer access to material that is harmful to minors.

c. rules for the enforcement of subsection b shall be adopted by the director of the arizona state library, archives and public records.

d. a public school that complies with subsection a or a public library that complies with subsection b shall not be criminally liable or liable for any damages that might arise from a minor gaining access to material that is harmful to minors through the use of a public access computer that is owned or controlled by the public school or public library.

arkansas

ark. code ann. §6-21-107 (2001)

official computer use policy.

(a) the board of directors of each school district in this state shall develop and adopt a written policy concerning student and staff use of computers owned by the district. the written policy shall state that a system to prevent computer users from accessing material harmful to minors shall be established and maintained for all public access computers in the school district. the policy shall be implemented by august 1, 2001.

(b) the written policy shall include provisions for administration of punishment of students for violations of the policy with stiffer penalties for repeat offenders, and the same shall be incorporated into the district's written student discipline policy.

(c) students shall sign a computer-use agreement form outlining proper and improper use of public access computers prior to being allowed to access the computer equipment.

(d) for purposes of this section:

    (1) "harmful to minors" has the same meaning as prescribed in § 5-68-501; and

    (2) "public access computer" means a computer that:

      (a) is located in a public school or public library;

      (b) is accessible by a minor; and

      (c) is connected to any computer communication system such as, but not limited to, what is commonly known as the internet.

ark. code ann. §13-2-103 (2003)

library computer use - policy - signed agreement form required.

(a) the board of directors of each library operated as an entity of the state or any city, county, or other political subdivision of the state with one (1) or more public access computers shall develop, adopt, and implement a written policy that:


    (1) establishes and maintains a system to prevent a minor from gaining computer access to materials harmful to minors as defined in § 5-68-501;

    (2) provides for:

      (a) suspending the privilege of a minor to use the public access computers if the minor violates the policy; and

      (b) revoking such a privilege for a repeat offender; and

    (3) requires each user to sign a computer-use agreement form outlining proper and improper use of public access computers prior to the user being allowed to access the computer equipment.

(b) for purposes of this section, "public access computer" means a computer that is:

    (1) located in a public school or public library;

    (2) accessible by a minor; and

    (3) connected to any computer communication system such as, but not limited to, what is commonly known as the internet.

(c) copies of the standards and rules for the enforcement of this section shall be submitted to the arkansas state library.

michigan

mich. comp. laws §397.606 (2000)

restriction of internet access to minors; immunity from liability; exceptions.

    (1) if a library offers use of the internet or a computer, computer program, computer network, or computer system to the public, the governing body of that library shall adopt and require enforcement of a policy that restricts access to minors by providing the use of the internet or a computer, computer program, computer network, or computer system in 1 of the following ways:

    (a) both of the following:

    (i) by making available, to individuals of any age, 1 or more terminals that are restricted from receiving obscene matter or sexually explicit matter that is harmful to minors.

    (ii) by reserving, to individuals 18 years of age or older or minors who are accompanied by their parent or guardian, 1 or more terminals that are not restricted from receiving any material.

    (b) by utilizing a system or method that is designed to prevent a minor from viewing obscene matter or sexually explicit matter that is harmful to minors.

(2) a governing body of a library, member of a governing body of a library, library, or an agent or employee of a governing body of a library or library, is immune from liability in a civil action as provided in section 7 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 pa 236, mcl 691.1407.

(3) this section does not apply to a library established by a community college district, a college or university, or a private library open to the public.

missouri

mo. rev. stat. §182-825 (2005)

definitions

as used in sections 182.825 and 182.827, the following terms mean:

(1) "pornographic for minors", as that term is defined in section 573.010, rsmo;

(2) "public access computer", a computer that is:

    (a) located in an elementary or secondary public school or public library;

    (b) frequently or regularly used directly by a minor; and

    (c) connected to any computer communication system.

mo. rev. stat. §182-827.1 (2005)

responsibilities of public schools and public libraries with public access computers--rulemaking authority--immunity from liability, when.

a public school that provides a public access computer shall do one or both of the following:

    (1) equip the computer with software that will limit minors' ability to gain access to material that is pornographic for minors or purchase internet connectivity from an internet service provider that provides filter services to limit access to material that is pornographic for minors;

    (2) develop and implement by january 1, 2003, a policy that is consistent with community standards and establishes measures to restrict minors from gaining computer access to material that is pornographic for minors.

2. the department of elementary and secondary education shall establish rules and regulations for the enforcement of subsection 1 of this section. any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, rsmo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, rsmo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, rsmo. this section and chapter 536, rsmo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, rsmo, to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after august 28, 2002, shall be invalid and void.

3. a public library that provides a public access computer shall do one or both of the following:

    (1) equip the computer with software that will limit minors' ability to gain access to material that is pornographic for minors or purchase internet connectivity from an internet service provider that provides filter services to limit access to material that is pornographic for minors;

    (2) develop and implement by january 1, 2003, a policy that is consistent with community standards and establishes measures to restrict minors from gaining computer access to material that is pornographic for minors.

4. the secretary of state shall establish rules and regulations for the enforcement of subsection 3 of this section. any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, rsmo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, rsmo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, rsmo. this section and chapter 536, rsmo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, rsmo, to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after august 28, 2002, shall be invalid and void.

5. any public school board member, officer or employee, including library personnel, who willfully neglects or refuses to perform a duty imposed by this section shall be subject to the penalties imposed pursuant to section 162.091, rsmo.

6. a public school or public school board member, officer or employee, including library personnel, public library or public library board member, officer, employee or trustee that complies with subsection 1 or 3 of this section or an internet service provider providing internet connectivity to such public school or library in order to comply with this section shall not be criminally liable or liable for any damages that might arise from a minor gaining access to material that is pornographic for minors through the use of a public access computer that is owned or controlled by the public school or public library.

virginia

va. code §22.1-70.2 (1999)

acceptable internet use policies for public and private schools.

a. every two years, each division superintendent shall file with the superintendent of public instruction an acceptable use policy, approved by the local school board, for the international network of computer systems commonly known as the internet. at a minimum, the policy shall contain provisions that (i) are designed to prohibit use by division employees and students of the division's computer equipment and communications services for sending, receiving, viewing, or downloading illegal material via the internet; (ii) seek to prevent access by students to material that the school division deems to be harmful to juveniles as defined in § 18.2-390; (iii) select a technology for the division's computers having internet access to filter or block internet access through such computers to child pornography as set out in § 18.2-374.1:1 and obscenity as defined in § 18.2-372; and (iv) establish appropriate measures to be taken against persons who violate the policy. the policy may include such other terms, conditions, and requirements as deemed appropriate, such as requiring written parental authorization for internet use by juveniles or differentiating acceptable uses among elementary, middle, and high school students.

b. the superintendent shall take such steps as he deems appropriate to implement and enforce the division's policy.

c. on or before december 1, 2000, and biennially thereafter, the superintendent of public instruction shall submit a report to the chairmen of the house committee on education, the house committee on science and technology, and the senate committee on education and health which summarizes the acceptable use policies filed with the superintendent pursuant to this section and the status thereof.

d. in addition to the foregoing requirements regarding public school internet use policies, the principal or other chief administrator of any private school that satisfies the compulsory school attendance law pursuant to § 22.1-254 and accepts federal funds for internet access shall select a technology for its computers having internet access to filter or block internet access through such computers to child pornography as set out in § 18.2-374.1:1 and obscenity as defined in § 18.2-372.

va. code §42.1-36.1 (1999)

power and duty of library boards and certain governing bodies regarding acceptable internet use policies.

a. on or before december 1, 1999, and biennially thereafter, (i) every library board established pursuant to § 42.1-35 or (ii) the governing body of any county, city, or town which, pursuant to § 42.1-36, has not established a library board pursuant to § 42.1-35, shall file with the librarian of virginia an acceptable use policy for the international network of computer systems commonly known as the internet. at a minimum, the policy shall contain provisions which (i) are designed to prohibit use by library employees and patrons of the library's computer equipment and communications services for sending, receiving, viewing, or downloading illegal material via the internet, (ii) seek to prevent access by library patrons under the age of eighteen to material which is harmful to juveniles, and (iii) establish appropriate measures to be taken against persons who violate the policy. the library board or the governing body may include such other terms, conditions, and requirements in the library's policy as it deems appropriate, such as requiring written parental authorization for internet use by juveniles or differentiating acceptable uses between elementary, middle, and high school students.

b. the library board or the governing body shall take such steps as it deems appropriate to implement and enforce the library's policy which may include, but are not limited to, (i) the use of software programs designed to block access by (a) library employees and patrons to illegal material or (b) library patrons under the age of eighteen to material which is harmful to juveniles or (c) both; (ii) charging library employees to casually monitor patrons' internet use; or (iii) installing privacy screens on computers which access the internet.

c. on or before december 1, 2000, and biennially thereafter, the librarian of virginia shall submit a report to the chairmen of the house committee on education, the house committee on science and technology, and the senate committee on education and health which summarizes the acceptable use policies filed with the librarian pursuant to this section and the status thereof.



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