Monday, May 10, 2010

Oppose SB 48: Social Networking Ban

Since this bill has come out, the bill has changed somewhat.

The original bill read:

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Section 1. (a) It is unlawful for a convicted sex offender who is registered pursuant to Article 2 of Chapter 20 of Title 15 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to access a commercial social networking website when the sex offender knows or should have known that the site permits minor children to become members or to create or maintain personal web pages on the commercial social networking website.
The bill apparently as currently written, as of May 10, 2010, now reads as follows:

Section 1. (a) It is unlawful for a convicted sex
offender who has been convicted of a sex offense where the
offender was over the age of 21 and the victim was less than
14 at the time of the offense who is registered pursuant to
27 Article 2 of Chapter 20 of Title 15 of the Code of Alabama
1975, to communicate with a minor child utilizing a commercial
social networking website access a commercial social
networking website when the sex offender knows or should have
known that the site permits minor children to become members
or to create or maintain personal web pages on the commercial
social networking website.


While the Senate struck down the social networking ban (Hopefully after my letter I had written in opposition to this bill), I am still wary because the definition of social networking ban is still too vague. Thus, I'd still be wary of this bill.

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACTIONViewFrameMac.asp?TYPE=Substitute&AMDSUB=119965-1&DOCNAME=119965-1.pdf&DOCPATH=searchableinstruments/2010RS/Printfiles&INST=SB48

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