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HB 337: Internet Access

GENERAL BILL by Spano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Cortes, J. ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fitzenhagen ; Yarborough

Internet Access; Prohibits covered businesses from manufacturing, distributing, or selling certain devices unless device contains active & operating filter that blocks Internet access to specified types of sexually oriented material, prostitution, assignation, lewdness, & human trafficking; provides for injunctive relief for violations; provides requirements for consumer to have such filter deactivated; requires filter deactivation fee & provides for collection & distribution thereof; prohibits distribution or sale of certain devices without filters to minors & adults; requires covered businesses to respond to reports of obscene material that has breached filter; requires covered businesses to unblock nonobscene material; exempts certain websites from filtering; authorizing Office of Statewide Prosecution to prosecute violations.

Effective Date: 10/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/20/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 54
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 54
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee