2007 Regular Session


File Code: Primary and Secondary Education
Sponsored By:
Delegates Stifler, Bartlett, Dwyer, Glassman, James, Kach, J. King, Kipke, McComas, Olszewski, Riley, Ross, Shank, Shewell, Smigiel, Stull, and Tarrant
Public Schools - School Computers - Internet Filters


Requiring county boards of education to adopt and implement policies and procedures on or before January 1, 2008, to prevent minors from using Internet services on school computers to access obscene or pornographic materials; requiring county boards to submit the required policies and procedures to the State Superintendent of Schools for review; requiring a county board or a designee of a county board to monitor school computers to determine whether schools are complying with adopted policies and procedures; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Donna Stifler, District 35A
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Barry Glassman, District 35A
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5
Delegate James S. King, District 33A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Education, Boards of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Obscenity -see also- Nudity & Sexual Displays; Pornography
Pornography -see also- Nudity and Sexual Displays; Obscenity
Public Schools

Bill affects the following Statute:

( 7-426 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered