Search results for “library bill”
Arkansas committee greenlights bill creating obscenity standards for libraries

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee gave a “do pass” recommendation Monday to a bill that would penalize librarians who knowingly distribute what is deemed obscene material. Read More

February 21, 2023
North Carolina bill would increase punishment for sexually abusive teachers

North Carolina Republicans are determined to throw out the trash, not pass it. A group of Republican state representatives introduced HB 142, also called Protect… Read More

February 20, 2023
Virginia Senate panel defeats slew of education bills, including on parents’ rights

(The Center Square) – A panel of Virginia state Senate lawmakers defeated a torrent of Republican-backed education bills Thursday, including measures to require schools to maintain a catalog and… Read More

February 17, 2023
Montana bill banning obscene material receives community support despite criticism from LGBT advocates, libraries

A bill prohibiting obscene materials for children in schools and libraries had its first hearing in the Montana State Legislature last week. Rep. Bob Phalen, R-Lindsay, led the… Read More

January 23, 2023
North Dakota bills seek to restrict access to obscene books for minors

North Dakota lawmakers are considering two bills that would prohibit public libraries from displaying sexually explicit materials to minors. HB 1205, introduced by House Majority Leader… Read More

January 19, 2023
Several school choice bills pre-filed in Virginia legislature

(The Center Square) – Proposed education bills having to do with “parental choice” and “parental rights” could spark debate among lawmakers after the Virginia General Assembly convenes the 2023… Read More

January 6, 2023
Public Education
DeSantis signs bill requiring curriculum transparency

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Friday that requires Florida school districts to be transparent in the selection of instructional materials, including library and… Read More

March 28, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Kansas Senate passes ‘Parents Bill of Rights’

(The Sentinel) –  The “Parents Bill of Rights” and school curriculum transparency legislation passed the Kansas Senate Tuesday 24-15. However the bill – SB496 – fell… Read More

March 24, 2022
Public Education
Indiana Senate passes bill that would remove obscene books from school libraries

(Margaret Menge | The Center Square) – The Indiana Senate passed a bill Tuesday aimed at removing what the legislation called obscene material from schools, and it would allow the criminal… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
Proposal wants Michigan school librarians to ‘advance racial and social justice’

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Department of Education requests public comment on draft revisions to the state’s school librarian standards, expanding what future librarians would learn to include some… Read More

February 2, 2024