- Introduced -

SB 665 - This act requires public schools that provide access to the Internet to either use filtering software, or to purchase Internet service through a provider that filters the material that can be accessed. A public library may either use filtering software or otherwise restrict minors' access to the Internet by local rule.

Any school official who neglects or refuses to comply with these legal duties shall be subject to the same criminal penalty provided in section 162.091 (a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not more than $500 or up to one year in jail). Any public school employee who complies with the law shall not be liable if a minor gains access to pornographic material through the use of the school's computer.

Similar provisions were incorporated in the Perfected version of SS#2/SCS/SBs 757 & 602, but were not retained in the Truly Agreed To version of that bill.

This act is identical to SB 42 (2001).