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March 19, 2008

House Bill 745: Library Privacy Policy

Sponsor:
Representatives David Sharpe, Steven Maier, Bill Botzow, Christopher Bray, Michael Fisher, Willem Jewett, Tony Klein, Betty Nuovo, and Will Stevens

Summary:
House Bill 745 prohibits libraries from disclosing library records except:

  1. With written permission of the library patron to whom the records pertain;
  2. To officers and employees of the library for library administration purposes;
  3. In response to an authorized judicial order; or
  4. To custodial parents/guardians of patrons under age 13 for the exclusive purpose of collecting fines owed or overdue materials.

This is a companion to Senate Bill 220.

Status:

1/30/2008(House) First Reading
1/18/2008(House) Referred to Judiciary Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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