Iowa Senate Rejects Movie-Loaning Restrictions
The Iowa state Senate voted 31–17 April 23 against an amendment to an education appropriations bill that would have prohibited libraries that receive state funds from loaning R-rated films to children under 18.
Sen. Frank Wood (D-Eldridge), an opponent of the bill, cited his local librarian’s views. “Once you start restrictions, where do you stop?” reported Radio Iowa April 24.
Similar rules were proposed in 2006. That bill, which never came to a vote, also required libraries receiving state funding to “eliminate access to pornography on the public library’s computer equipment.”
Posted on April 25, 2008. Discuss.