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November 13, 2008

Senate Bill 220: Library Privacy Policy

Sponsors:
Senator Claire Ayer (D)

Summary:
Senate Bill 220 requires libraries to keep all patron records confidential, except under specific circumstances. The bill prevents parents from accessing their children's library records, unless the children are under 13 and the access is for the purpose of collecting fines or overdue materials.

Status:

1/8/2008(Senate) First Reading
1/8/2008(Senate) Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee
2/19/2008(Senate) Government Operations Report Favorable with Amendment
2/20/2008(Senate) Second Reading—Amend
2/22/2008(Senate) Passed Third Reading
2/27/2008(House) First Reading
2/27/2008(House) Referred to Judiciary Committee
4/28/2008(House) Second Reading
5/13/2008Signed by the Govenor

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—January 18, 2008—Vermont: Bill Prohibits Parents from Accessing Their Children’s Library Records

Bill Text

Bill Text (As Passed by the Senate)