WV SB447 | 2017 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)
Status: Introduced on February 27 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-02-27 - To Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to prohibit retailers from selling or leasing products that make content accessible on the Internet unless the product contains an active and operating digital blocking capability that renders obscene material inaccessible. The bill provides exceptions. The bill defines terms. The bill establishes a fee. The bill creates a special fund. The bill designated how moneys from the fund may be spent. The bill provides for injunctive relief, civil actions and criminal penalties.

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Prohibiting retailers from selling or leasing products without operating digital blocking capability



2017-02-27SenateTo Judiciary
2017-02-27SenateIntroduced in Senate
2017-02-27SenateTo Judiciary
2017-02-27SenateFiled for introduction


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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
618G1New CodeSee Bill Text
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