November 12, 2003 at 6:13 PM EST - Updated June 24 at 11:55 PM
A bill in the Ohio Senate requires libraries to adopt Internet filtering systems for children. The bill would strip state funding for libraries that do not adopt such a plan. Sponsoring Senator Steve Austria of Beavercreek says he wants to keep pornographic Internet sites out of children's reach. Libraries also wouldn't be allowed to rent R-rated movies to customers under 17, unless the child's parent signs a waiver. The bill also makes it a crime to sell juveniles prepaid cards that allow access to Internet porn sites.