S.1619 - A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to study systems for filtering or blocking matter on the Internet, to require the installation of such a system on computers in schools and libraries with Internet access, and for other purposes.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 02/09/1998)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 105-226|
|Latest Action:||06/25/1998 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 437.|
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Summary: S.1619 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/09/1998)
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit universal telecommunications services from being provided to any elementary or secondary school unless its administrator has certified to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it has selected and installed a system for computers with Internet access which filters or blocks matters deemed inappropriate for minors. Prohibits such service with respect to a library having Internet access unless it certifies that it employs such a filtering or blocking system on one or more of its computers. Requires a library to notify the FCC within ten days after changing or terminating such a system.
Requires the determination of what shall be considered inappropriate for minors to be made by the appropriate school, school board, library, or other responsible authority, without Federal interference.