Utah Lawmakers Crack Down on Porn
Feb. 29, 2000
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ The Utah Legislature has voted to take Playboy out of prisons and keep minors from viewing pornographic Web sites at public libraries.
The Senate gave final legislative approval Monday to a bill that would withhold state funding from libraries that fail to shield Web sites featuring obscene material from children younger than 18. The Senate vote was 28-0.
A number of Utah libraries already use filtering program to shield minors from pornography.
The House gave final legislative approval to a measure banning from prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers any magazine, book, pamphlet, newsletter, stationery, greeting card or video that ``features nudity.''
The bills now go to Gov. Mike Leavitt, who has not announced his position on the bills.