Bill Makes Schools, Libraries Criminally Liable for Obscene Content
February 1, 2024 | West Virginia
West Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would make schools, public libraries and museums criminally liable for exhibiting or distributing obscene content to minors.
House Bill 4654 would amend a section of the Code of West Virginia to remove criminal exemptions for schools, public libraries and museums found to be displaying or distributing “obscene matter” to children.
The state code considers obscene material to be content that features or describes sexually explicit content or specific bodily functions.
The bill was introduced earlier this month and referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which removed the legislation from the agenda and held a hearing last Wednesday in the House chamber, reported The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. (Excerpt from The Christian Post.)