senate Bill S3064

Enacts the "public internet access safety act"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.664
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION

Summary

Enacts the "public internet access safety act"; authorizes the division of criminal justice services to direct public library systems to place certain warnings of internet dangers for children on such library system's internet homepage, including but not limited to, warnings of sexual predators, safe blogging, "dealing with cyber bullies" and social networking safety.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A210
Versions:
S3064
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง843-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5453, A6602

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BILL NUMBER:S3064

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law,
in relation to enacting the "public internet access safety act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides minors with information on
the potential dangers of using the internet concerning sexual
predators, on-line bullying, social networking and other safety
information.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The New York State Division of
Criminal Justice will establish and maintain an internet website that
provides information to minors on the potential dangers of using the
internet concerning, but not limited to, sexual predators,
safe-blogging, on-line bullying, social networking safety and other
internet safety information the division deems appropriate.

JUSTIFICATION:
Children and teens use the internet daily in public
libraries. The internet poses specific dangers to minors, especially
in unsupervised settings such as a public library. Currently, when
children use a library computer there is no warning about the dangers
that exist. To protect our children, it is critical they understand
the risks related to cyber-bullying, blogging, social networking
sites, online predators and any other potentially dangerous internet
activity that exists.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5453/A.6602 - 2009-2010, Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3064

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting  the  "public
  internet access safety act"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "public internet access safety act".
  S  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 843-a to
read as follows:
  S 843-A. PUBLIC LIBRARY HOMEPAGE ON THE INTERNET; WARNING.    NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY,
THE  DIVISION SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN INTERNET WEBSITE PROVIDING
INFORMATION TO MINORS ON THE  POTENTIAL  DANGERS  TO  MINORS  USING  THE
INTERNET  CONCERNING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, SEXUAL PREDATORS, SAFE BLOG-
GING, ON-LINE BULLYING, SOCIAL NETWORKING SAFETY, AND SUCH OTHER  INTER-
NET  SAFETY  INFORMATION  AS  THE  DIVISION DEEMS APPROPRIATE, AND EVERY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM SHALL MAKE THE HOMEPAGE OF THIS WEBSITE THE  HOME-
PAGE  OF  ITS  WEBSITE  PROVIDING  INTERNET ACCESS TO MINORS IN A PUBLIC
LIBRARY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01242-01-1

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