S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.