state of oklahoma 

1st session of the 51st legislature (2007) 

as introduced 

an act relating to public libraries; prohibiting certain children from accessing the internet at public libraries without adult supervision; listing persons who can provide adult supervision; directing public libraries to develop an internet access card system for certain children; stating criteria of the card system; requiring public libraries to provide certain information and warnings to parents when issuing internet access cards; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

be it enacted by the people of the state of oklahoma:

    section 1.     new law     a new section of law to be codified in the oklahoma statutes as section 7-107 of title 65, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

    a.  every public library in the state shall prohibit children twelve (12) years of age and younger from accessing the internet through computers located at the public library unless there is on-site adult supervision of the internet usage.  in addition to public library employees, persons that may provide adult supervision shall include parents, guardians, teachers, or childcare providers.

    b.  every public library in the state shall develop an internet access card system for children between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18).  under the internet access card system children between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) shall be required to have parental permission in order to access the internet through computers located at the public library.  each public library shall issue cards or develop some type of identification that children with parental permission shall present in order to access the internet through computers located at the public library.  when issuing a card or identification as provided for in this section, each public library shall provide to the parent information and warning about the dangers of children being contacted by sexual predators through on-line chat rooms.

    section 2.  this act shall become effective november 1, 2007. 

    51-1-5002 kb 09/22/06

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